ted cramer - Inducted 1999
Ted Cramer was an air talent on many of the most successful and visible Country radio stations and a legend in the Kansas City, MO market, where he spent the majority of his career. Kramer first played Country music on KIMO, Independence, MO, which served the Kansas City market. In 1957 he was a radio and television personality at another suburban station KFEQ AM/TV in St Joseph, MO. In 1958 he brought KCKN, Kansas City, MO back to Country, pioneering the "Countrypolitan" format. In 1961 Ted was appointed Program Director of WTAP AM/FM, Parkersburg, WV, but retuned to KCKN the following year and signed on Country formatted KCKN-FM. In 1969 Cramer switched WUBE, Cincinnati, OH to a Country format. In 1974 he was hired as Program Director of WWOK, Miami FL. In 1977 he returned to Kansas City, MO to change WDAF to a Country format. In 1980 Ted was appointed Program Director of co-owned WTVN, Columbus, OH. In 1981, he joined WMAQ, Chicago, IL as Program Director. In 1987 Ted was appointed Program Director of WKY, Oklahoma City, OK. In 1987, he was appointed Program Director of co-owned WSM, Nashville, TN. In 1992, he returned to WDAF, Kansas City, MO. Ted Cramer was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 1999. Ted is currently dominating the air waves at WGGE FM Froggy in Parkersburg, West Virginia.