charlie douglas - Inducted 1994
Charlie Douglas created the original all night radio show for truckers. Douglas began his radio career in 1953 at KLIC, Monroe LA. He first became a Program Director in 1956 at KOCY, Oklahoma City, OK. Douglas moved frequently and worked in Ashville NC, Buffalo NY, San Antonio TX, Dallas TX and Houston TX, among others. In 1970, he joined WWL, New Orleans LA and created the Road Gang, the first all night Country music show that was directed specifically at the truck driver. After thirteen years, he joined WSM, Nashville TN as host of The Music Country Network. He served a President of the Country Radio Broadcasters for two terms. Charlie Douglas was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 1994. Douglas retired from radio in 1995 to devote his full attention to Compact Disc Express (CDX), a music promotion firm he has operated with partner Paul Lovelace since 1991.