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Country Radio Hall of Famer Moon Mullins Dies

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photo by Miles Snyder (via WBKR)

Moon Mullins, Country Radio Hall of Fame inductee and retired host of country radio’s WBKR morning show, has died. Though the specific cause of death was not named, WBKR notes that he’d suffered many health issues since his retirement, but “always seemed to bounce back.”

Mullins began his career in radio in 1961 at KKAZ in Denver City, Texas, and worked at several stations along the way. He took over as Program Director at KFDI in Wichita, Kansas, in 1969 and followed with three other PD positions at stations around the country. Mullins became a consultant at Pollack Media Group in 1991 and founded music research company First Track of Nashville in 1994. He began Moon Mullins Company in 1995 and served as Country Program Director for Journal Broadcast Group starting in 1999. He took over the morning show at WBKR in 2005, and in 2009, he was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame.

“He was hilariously dry, stubborn as an ox, woefully inappropriate at times, hopelessly devoted to the New York Yankees and perfectly content at home where he liked to nurse a scotch or two each evening,” his co-host Chad Benefield wrote of Mullins.

The beloved radio personality retired in 2014 from the studio and received many well wishes from country stars like Martina McBride and Darius Rucker. It’s clear he will be missed by many.

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