With its rich radio history, including such famed stations as WSM, WLAC and WSIX, to name just three, it’s rather amazing that Tennessee doesn’t already have a Radio Hall of Fame. Well, some radio folks in the state are working to rectify that.
Lee Dorman, General Manager of WQKR-AM Portland, TN, is President of the newly-formed organization. According to the Nashville Tennessean newspaper he’s recruited a founding board of retired WSM news editor Buddy Sadler; Cathy Martindale, who co-hosted a radio show with McCloud on WRQQ-FM; Dave Nichols from Nashville’s WTVF-TV; Cliff Williamson of Starstruck Entertainment; Lucinda Hargrove Shore; Gary Beaty; Tom Britt and Steve Bowers.
Dorman noted in the article the recent passing of Coyote McCloud, a Nashville radio legend. He hopes the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame will be able to provide recognition to other radio legends of the state while they’re still living.
Active membership in the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame is open to anyone who worked at least two years at any radio station in the state. Anyone else can become an associate member.