|Published: 9:50 AM, 06/06/2013
||Last updated: 9:51 AM, 06/06/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Cosby resident Al Snyder, (Reifsnyder), has been
nominated for the national Country Radio Broadcaster's DJ Hall of Fame. The
Hall of Fame in Nashville honors broadcasters who have made significant
contributions to country radio.
Al retired two years ago after spending almost 39 years
in radio broadcasting with 20 of those years spent in national radio
He began his career in 1972 at WNVL radio in
Nicholasville, Kentucky. Years later he would own that station and put WCKU FM,
102.5 on the air in Lexington.
Throughout his "On Air" career Al concentrated
his efforts on sharing the artists and stories that have made country music the
force that it is today. Prior to moving to Nashville in 1990, Al traveled
numerous times to Music City and the Grand Ole Opry to interview country
performers. Over the years, Al has conducted over 150 interviews with country
artists, including over 30 members of the country music Hall of Fame. He used
the exclusive interviews on his radio program to present up close and personal
profiles of entertainers past and present. Snyder was privileged to do some of
the final interviews with Hall of Famers Porter Wagoner and Eddy Arnold prior
to their deaths.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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