mike hoyer - Inducted 1995
Mike Hoyer was a legendary overnight Country radio air personality, whose show reached "from coat to coast and border to border and then some", as he said each night to open his program. In 1945, Hoyer started in radio right out of high school at age seventeen. He first got involved with Country radio when he joined KEVE, Minneapolis, MN. Hoyer then played Country music for eight years at KMA, Shenandoah, IA, where he is credited with initiating charter bus tours to Nashville. On Labor Day 1965, he originated the "Country Music USA" on 50,000 watt WHO Des Moines, IA which made him a major force in Country Music. In 1971, he moved to KWMT, Fort Dodge, IA as Program Director. Hoyer also worked at KBUL, Wichita, KS and KFGO, Fargo, ND before retiring. Hoyer was also a United Artists recording artist, and wrote "Looking At The World Through A Windshield", which was a hit for Del Reeves. Mike Hoyer was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 1995. Hoyer died on February 1, 1999.