dandalion seese - Inducted 1999
"Dandalion" (Gwyneth Seese), whose air name came from her misspelling of dandelion, was known as the most awarded female in Country radio. Her first radio job was at WVPO, Stroudsburg PA (1952-1955). She then left radio until joining WHOL, Allentown PA (1973-1977). Because of a book of trucker humor that she had written, "Tijuana Bear in a Smoke 'Um Up Taxi", Dandalion was asked to substitute for Big John Trimble on WRVA, Richmond, VA (1978). In 1979 she left a career as a government postal worker to work fulltime in radio at WIOV, Ephrata PA (1979-1981) and was then hired for overnights at WRKZ Z-Country/WCAT-FM (1981-2002). Her awards include 1989 Academy of Country Music Disc Jockey of the Year, 1992 Gavin Music Director of the Year, 1993 Billboard Music Director of the Year, 1996 Billboard Air Personality of the Year, 1997 Gavin Music Director of the year. In 1999 her show was heard on a network of six stations. Dandalion was inducted into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame in 1999.