At ceremonies on February 19, The Country Radio Hall of Fame has announced its 2020 inductees and there are a couple of names known to Michigan broadcasters. The honorees include Chuck Edwards, of “Chuck, Rachael and Grunwald In The Morning” on Entercom’s WYCD-FM (Detroit). Chuck has spent the past 20 years at WYCD/Detroit where he hosted afternoons with late 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Linda Lee for 16 years before segueing to mornings.
His Country radio roots date to 1983 when he started in Knoxville and made the move to Memphis before joining KSCS/Dallas for afternoons in 1986. During his time in the Motor City, Edwards has been honored with the 2011 CMA Personality of the Year award, a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcaster of the Year award and multiple ACM Personality of the Year and Marconi nominations.
Other on-air inductees are Tim Wilson of WAXX-FM (Eau Claire, WI) and Mark “Hawkeye” Louis from KSCS-FM (Dallas).
Also named to the Hall of Fame is George Beasley, Chairman of Beasley Media Group. Beasley has 58 years in the radio industry. Beasley Media Group currently owns 64 radio stations in 15 large and medium markets across the United States, including four stations in Detroit. One of its properties includes Country powerhouse WXTU-FM (Philadelphia, PA), one of the most consistently successful Country radio stations in America.
Other off-air inductees are Jim Duncan, who has spent seven decades in Country radio and Victor Sansone, who spent 34-years career with Capital Cities/ABC/Disney.
All the inductees will be honored during The Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner, Wednesday, June 24, in Nashville.