Congrats, Dad on the Radio Hall of Fame!

Radio Hall of Fame Inductees 2006

Jonathan Fricke worked both on the air and as management for radio stations and radio chains from 1963-1981 but will always be best remembered as the Program Director who changed the format to Country at two legendary Country stations: WMC, Memphis, TN (for which he received the Billboard Major Market Program Director of the Year award) and WSAI, Cincinnati, OH. He worked and programmed other Country stations including KDJW, Amarillo, TX; KBUY, Fort Worth, TX; KOKE AM/FM, Austin, TX; KFOX, Los Angeles, CA and KRAK, Sacramento, CA. He served on the Country Radio Seminar Agenda Committee for twelve years, including a year as Agenda chair and is the founder of Radio Against Drugs In Our Society (R.A.D.I.O.S.) He also founded and published Tune-In, a country radio publication distributed by country stations throughout the US as a major listener promotional tool. Fricke also served as the first Country Editor of Radio & Records. He moved to Nashville to serve as the first General Manager for the Warner Bros. Country Division. He later started a radio/record promotion company. Jonathan Fricke was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2006.