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Country Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

10-3-2012

The CRS Board of Directors has announced the class of 2013 Country Radio Hall of Fame in both the Radio and On-Air categories. Gaylon Christie is the Radio category inductee, and Dr. Don Carpenter, Crook & Chase, Eddie Edwards, and Bill Dex Poindexter are the On-Air category inductees. The class of 2013 will be officially inducted at a dinner ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. CST at the Nashville Convention Center. 

The Country Radio Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony unofficially kicks off Country Radio Seminar each year. CRS 2013 is held Feb. 27-March 1, 2013. The Country Radio Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of those individuals who have made significant contributions to the radio industry over a 20-year period, 15 of which must be in the Country format.

Gaylon Christie is a Holland, Texas, native with a 50-year history in the Country radio business. His career began as a teen DJ at a Temple, Texas, radio station and included stints as a station manager, executive manager, and long-time owner of a Country station serving the Fort Hood area. In 2000, Christie sold the station, but continued as a DJ at KUSJ until 2004. Christie currently lives in Nolanville, Texas, with his wife Jane.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Don Carpenter left his career as a veterinarian more than 30 years ago for a career in the Country radio business. His first job came at KFSB in Joplin, Mo., with stops in Tampa, Des Moines, and Pittsburgh before landing at Detroits WOW-FM, which would later become WYCD.  In addition to hosting his Dr. Don Morning Show, Carpenter has written The Dr. Don Prepsheet for almost 20 years.

Crook & Chase Radio launched in 1987 with the nationally syndicated Crook & Chase Minutes, hosted by Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase. In 1989, the pair was chosen to host TNNRs weekly four-hour Nashville Record Review, which aired nationally and internationally in Japan, the UK, and parts of Europe. Now in their 25th consecutive year on national radio, Crook & Chase continue to host Crook & Chase Countdown, which can be heard on more than 225 radio stations in the U.S. and overseas.

Eddie Edwards Country radio career began in 1971 and includes work as an on-air personality in 11 different cities, including Nashville, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Edwards has served as a DJ at New Orleans WNOE for nearly 20 years. He has received the DJ of the Year award from the CMA, ACM, and the Gavin Report, and played harmonica on stage for acts including Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Sawyer Brown, Gary Allan and more.

A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Bill Dex Poindexter began his radio career in high school, but has been part of the US-101 afternoon show since 1994. One of the original hosts of The Dave & Dex Show, Poindexter currently co-hosts the stations The Dex & Mo Show with Melissa Turner. They were honored with the CMAs Radio Personality of the Year Award in 2010, marking Dexs third time receiving the honor.




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(2/16/2013 11:20:01 PM)
I am so honored to have my father recognized in such a manner. Daddy has always been so involved in his community. How he loved the interaction he had with the soldiers at Ft. Hood, his involvement with Easter Seals and the Children's Rehab Center in Killeen, Texas. He has always found ways to give back to his community. With his recent health decline, strokes and hip surgery we are prayerful that we are able to make it to Nashville with Daddy.
Please keep him in your prayers.

- Denise Christie Martin
(2/16/2013 11:17:59 PM)
I am so honored to have my father recognized in such a manner. Daddy has always been so involved in his community. How he loved the interaction he had with the soldiers at Ft. Hood, his involvement with Easter Seals and the Children's Rehab Center in Killeen, Texas. He has always found ways to give back to his community. With his recent health decline, strokes and hip surgery we are prayerful that we are able to make it to Nashville with Daddy.
Please keep him in your prayers.

- Denise Christie Martin

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