Chuck Collier

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Charles "Chuck" Collier (May 6, 1947—September 22, 2011) was a radio personality, best known for his many years at radio stations WGAR (AM) and WGAR-FM in Cleveland, Ohio.

Early life[edit]

Collier was born in May 6, 1947 in Greenfield, Ohio, and as a boy moved to New Vienna, Ohio. He is a graduate of New Kenton High School and the University of Cincinnati.[1]

Career[edit]

He began his broadcasting career shortly after college, bouncing between jobs in Cincinnati, Dayton, and New York City. He came to Cleveland in 1970, where he worked for WGAR (1220 AM), and later its sister station, WGAR-FM (99.5 FM). He served the latter part of his tenure as music director/afternoon drive DJ. After 41 years in the Cleveland radio market, Collier died of a heart attack on September 22, 2011.[1]

In March 2009, Collier was inducted into the Country Radio Hall Of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee — one of only 60 personalities in the history of country radio to achieve this honor.[2][3]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2014-01-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2011/09/wgars_chuck_collier_leaves_beh.html
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2011-10-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.cabcleveland.com/CAb_Cleveland/Hall_of_Fame.html
  5. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2014-01-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://countryradioseminar.com/hall-of-fame

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