Classic Rock nominees for Texas Radio Hall of Fame

Classic rock and the DJ’s who brought that music to local radio audiences long before the rock was considered "classic" are fading fast. But Texas Radio Hall of Fame has found one right here in Houston. A former disc jockey at several radio stations in Tampa, Ft Lauderdale, and Chicago, Dwight “Shotgun” Cook finally ended up in Houston, where he reigned as the No. 1 rock jock at 104.1 KRBE for 3 years running.

Being No. 1 came with perks. Not only did he get to hang out backstage with iconic artists like Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull, Led Zepplin and Janis Joplin, and, he was a celebrity in his own right. It was the golden era of the great DJ. Back then, the music was as important as they guy who played it for you.

Today, Dwight uses his radio experience and sometimes his distinctive, ex-disc jockey voice at SoundWorks (www.soundworks.com), the award-winning media production house in Houston. Dwight also serves as Chairman of Only in Houston and serves on the Board of Directors of AAFH - American Advertising Federation - Houston.

If you join Texas Radio Hall Of Fame for $15 (Http://www.TRHOF.org) you, too, can place your vote for great Houston talent like Dayna SteeleCrash CollinsDan Patrick, Bill Moffett, Dave Ward, and Hal McClain, as well as Houston’s Only In Houston Chairman, Dwight “Shotgun” Cook.  For your vote to count, it must be mailed in and postmarked by July 17th.

Support the Houston creative community and the mission of Only In Houston and place your vote for Dwight "Shotgun" Cook to hold a place in Texas radio history. Voting members of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame can find the 2010 ballot here. (http://www.texasradiohalloffame.com/2010-trhof-voting-ballot.pdf)

 Then join all the fans at the big, always sold out, awards event held in the city with the most voters. Let’s make it happen in Houston!

Author: Jay Hagins
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