marty sullivan - Inducted 1998
Marty Sullivan (born Marion Ralph Sullivan, Jr, Peoria, IL 1935) was a longtime Country radio air personality and Program Director. Sullivan started in radio in his hometown and then worked in Des Moines, IA, Denver Co, and El Paso, TX, where he also worked in television. From there he went to Greenville, NC and Dallas, TX. He was named the Country Music Association's Medium Market Disc Jockey of the Year in 1977, while working at KWKH, Shreveport, LA. Shortly after winning this award, Sullivan joined KNEW San Francisco, CA where he remained for sixteen years. In 1992, he returned to KWKH AM & FM as Operations Manager. In 1997, he became Program Director of KPOD, Crescent City, CA. He worked closely with the March of Dimes, the Walnut Creek Athletic Association in California and Operation Santa Claus in Shreveport. Sullivan passed away on April 21, 1998. Marty Sullivan was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 1998.