Kevin Richards (radio broadcaster)

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Kevin Richards is a radio broadcaster most noted for winning a CMA Award as medium market radio personality of the year in 2006.[1] Richards show is heard on WGNA-FM.

Kevin Richards began his broadcasting career at the age of 12 on WSCG in Corinth, New York. After winning a contest on the radio, Richards found himself applying for a child actor's permit to legally work on the air after school. In 1995, Richards joined WGNA, the number one Arbitron rated radio station in upstate New York.[citation needed]

In addition to his radio show, Richards has hosted and produced Country themed event all over the nation. In 2007, Kevin Richards launched his annual Country Cruise with special guests Mel Tillis, Bellamy Brothers, Collin Raye, Suzy Bogguss, and Scooter Lee. In 2008, Kevin welcomed Richie McDonald of Lonestar, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, Bryan White, Kevin Sharp, Wayne Warner, and Rick Henry. In 2009, the cruise starred Mark Chesnutt, Dale Watson, and David Church.[citation needed]

A big fan of Classic Country, Kevin Richards began his Classic Country Concert Series in Upstate New York in 2008. promoting and producing concerts with Bill Anderson and John Conlee.[citation needed]

In addition to his own concert productions, Richards hosts listener bus trips to Country Music Themed events. Past trips have included the ACM Awards, The CMA Awards, Grand Ole Opry, The CMA Music Festival, Billy Bob's in Dallas Texas, Annie Get Your Gun with Reba, Statler Brothers Farewell, Alabama Farewell, George Strait Stadium Shows, Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall, Last of The Breed at Radio City Music Hall, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith and several other significant concerts.

Richards is an award winning Country Dance instructor (6 Northeast CMA Awards), producing Country dance shows for the Wildhorse Saloon (96,97,98,08), Dollywood (08), Walt Disney's Magic Music Days (99,00,08) and several entertainment venues in New York.

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  1. ^ "2006 CMA Broadcast Awards Winners Announced". Country Music Association. 2 October 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 

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