lonnie bell - Inducted 2005
Lonnie Bell is reputed as being the first Country disc jockey in the Hawaiian Islands in 1953. By 1957 he was working at KAGT Anacortes, Washington, where he helped to start the career of Loretta Lynn. He worked at sixteen different stations, mostly in the Spokane, Washington and Billings, Montana markets. He is currently on the air at Montana's Mighty 790. KGHL in Billings, where, according to the station's press kit, Lonnie Bell's Classic Country helps make the station the #1 choice with farmers and ranchers throughout the region. Lonnie Bell was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 2005.