21st Annual Awards General Information

FT WORTH, TX-The 21st Annual Will Rogers Awards will be held March 16, 2017 in the Brown Lupton Ballroom on the campus of Texas Christian University. 2901 Stadium Drive, Ft. Worth, TX 76129. The AWA is a non profit 501 c 3 organization.  For sponsorship and program ads, please contact working_cowboy@hotmail.com.

Tickets: $75 per person or $750 per table (seats 8 per table) Dinner: 6 PM Award Show: 7:30 PM

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The  Brown-Lupton Ballroom located on the third floor of the Student Union Building at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.   The Student Union is directly east of the TCU Football stadium and parking is just west of the Student Union.  There is a drive around in case you want to let people out and park.  There are elevators inside the Student Union to take you to the third floor and the ballroom.  Please consult your GPS and computer for exact directions to the Student Union. If you are interested in performing on the Awards or during the dinner, please contact the AWA at working_cowboy@hotmail.com. No decisions will be made until the first of the year.

*All tickets will be held at the door, none sent out.

*Unfortunately, we do not accept credit cards.

*The award show lasts around 2 1/2 hours.

*Open seating unless table is purchased

*Plated meals

*Cash bar

*No tickets will be sold the night of the event and must be purchased by March 9, 2017. * To purchase tickets through Pay Pal, go to  the website AWAAwards.org  21st Annual Award Pay Pal Tickets on the left side of the screen.  To purchase tickets by mail send to AWA Tickets, P O Box 35, Gene Autry, OK 73436

*TCU is located in the southwest cultural part of Ft. Worth, with many museums close by including the Ft. Worth Zoo, National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Texas and Southwest Cattleraisers,  Amon Carter and other interesting things to see.

*The Ft. Worth Stockyard is also an interesting tourist site with many things to see and do. It is located north of downtown Ft. Worth

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LOCATION: HOST HOTEL: The Host Hotel is the Radisson Fort Worth North Fossil Creek Hotel. It is located at 2540 Meacham Boulevard, Ft. Worth, TX 76106. It is a couple of miles north of the Stockyards area on Interstate 35 W. Room rates are $89 per night until February 13, 2017. Their phone number is 800-333-3333. Please mention the Academy of Western Artists to receive the discounted rate.  They do have a limited number of rooms set aside for us, after that it is the full rate.  Please book your rooms early for discounted rate.

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Wednesday night jam will be held at the Lil Red’s Longhorn Saloon in the Stockyard area of Ft. Worth and hosted by Billy Bowles.

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Disc Jockey List

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This Disc Jockey list is a collaborative list of the Western Music Association, the Academy of Western Artists and various other lists. We thank everyone for their help. If incorrect information is found, or stations need to be added, please send to working_cowboy@hotmail.com.

If you copy this list, please list the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists.

MUSIC CODE:
WM-Western Music
WS-Western Swing
PC-Pure Country
DJs play primarily this type of music, but best to contact them to make sure.

Jim Gough/Dwight Adair WS
151 N San Gabriel Loop
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
JIMGOUGHMRTEXAS@aol.com

Woody Adkins PC
KPON
915 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
woody@TheRealDealCountryShow.org

AG & Kate
Allegheny Mountain Radio
P O Box 23
Buckhannan, WV 26201
agandkate@hotmail.com
www.alleghenymountainradio.org

Dave Alexander WS
KKUS 104.1
210 S. Broadway
Tyler, TX 75701www.davealexander.com
e-mail: davealex@airmail.net
1-800-878-3271

Bill Anderson KWKZ
753 Enterprise St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Joe Angel
KEOS
P O Box 1085
DelValaley, TX 78617
joeangel@jangeldj@gmail.com

Mark Aulabaugh
KSEY FM 94.3
#1 Radio Lane
Seymour, TX 76380
e-mail: fmksey@aol.com
940-889-2637
940-889-2665

Waynetta Ausmus WM
PO Box 294
Tom Bean, TX 75489
e-mail: waynettawwr@yahoo.com
www.WaynettaAusmus.com

Michael Babiarz
KVMR Community Radio 89.5FM
401 Spring St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-9073
916-233-6203
www.kvmr.org
email: back40radio@kvmr.org

Marshal Allen Bailey
High Plains Public Radio
210 N. 7th St.
Garden City, Kansas 67846
620-339-6606
swing@hppr.org
e-mail: westswing@yahoo.com

http://www.hppr.org/wsot.html

1-800-678-7444

Joe Baker
4361 FM 1195
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
e-mail: joe@backfortybunkhouse.com
www.backfortybunkhouse.com

B-I-G Fresno Barndance WS PC
Cattie Ness & Johnny B
KFSR FM
P O Box 4206
Fresno, CA 93744-4206
Facebook: the big Fresno barn dance
rebeccacaraveo@gmail.com

Joe Belinski WS PC
PO. Box 68
Mingus, TX 76463
joe@kfwr.com

Bobbie Jean Bell
OutWest
22508 6th St.
Newhall, CA 91321
“Campfire Cage” with host Gary Holt
661-255-7087
bobbijeanbell@gmail.com

Herb & Shirley Bell
KRRM 94.7
225 Rogue River Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527
e-mail: krrm@krrm.com
541-479-6497
www.krrm.com

Skip Bessonette & Butch Martin
“Whittler’s Corner”
KRRM, Rogue River, OR
KBNH, Burns, OR
1410 Kubli Rd.
Grants Pass, OR 97527
e-mail: butchmartinmusic@gmail.com
e-mail: skipbessonette@gmail.com
www.krrm.com
www.earsradio.com

Art Bohman
KSUU – 91.1 FM
107 N. 1150 W.
Cedar City, UT 84720
435-586-8735
raboh2003@yahoo.com

Robert Booth
General Manager – WOPP
1101 Cameron Rd
Opp, AL 36467
334-493-4545
e-mail: rbt@wopp.com
www.wopp.com

Katt Boskovic (DJ Katt) PC
Independent country “outlaw”
Ohio, Outlaw of OMCRN http://www.omcm.com/listen.php
Email: crazykatt2011@hotmail.com
(330) 522-4046

Billy Bowles WS PC
P.O. Box 817
Sundown, TX 79372
806-773-2723
texasbilly@webtv.net texasbillyb@gmail.com

Ted Branson PC WS
KOOP
1817 Madison Ave.
Austin, TX 78757
512-206-0446
underthex@earthlink.net

Dominique Brette
09 Rue Jean Catelas
78210 Sant Cyr L’e
France
dominique.brette@ac-versailles.fr

Janice Brooks PC WM
170 Jodon Ave
Pleasant Gap PA 16823
busgaljb@gmail.com

Dodie Brown
10027 Corral Gate Lane SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
505-873-4741
dodieet@aol.com
Len Brown
KOOP
P O Box 2116
Austin, TX 78768
lenb7291@aol.com

Peter Bruce
Flagstaff Country FM 93.5/AM 930
KAFF Radio
1117 W. Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-556-2650
www.country935.com
e-mail: peter.bruce@kaff.com

Don Caldwell WS PC
410 E Almond Dr
Washington IL 61571
309-369-4892
dcaldwell374@yahoo.com.au

Bryan Chalker
57 quarry Rock Gardens, Calverton
Down Bath BA2 2HG, Someset UK
bryan.chalker@bathnew.gov.uk

David Chamberlain WRFG
4502 Lake Ivanhoe Dr
Tucker, GA 30307
chamberlaind@bellsouth.net

Chuckaroo the Buckaroo
KPOV Radio, 106.7 FM
22470 Rickard Rd.
Bend, OR 97702
541-388-2537
www.kpov.org

Kay Clement KHNS
P O Box 370
Haines, AK 99827
radiogurrl@gmail.com

Ronnie Cook
”The Prairie Wrangler Show”
KCEG 780 AM
22750 Sagebrush Ln.
Colorado Springs, CO 80928
e-mail: ronnie@ronniecookmusic.com
719-683-7865

Don Cooper
KOVE 1330AM/107.7fm
2530 Main St
Landry WY 82520

Mike Crow PC
KTFW-FM92.1 115 W 3rd St.
Ft. Worth TX 76102
817-332-0959
MikeCrow@CountryLegends921.com

Tim Cutforth
KCEG 780 AM
965 S. Irving St.
Denver, CO 80219
e-mail: tcut4th@msn.com
303-912-5474

Mike Day
KTNK
601 E. Ocean Ave. #15
Lompoc, CA 93436-6937
805-741-7901
email: radioktnk@gmail.com

Jan Dale PBSFM
PO Box 2303
Brighton North Vic
Australia
jdale@netspace.net.au

Steve Donofrio
6380 Alspaw Rd.
Harrisburg, MO 65256
573-875-0559
e-mail: radioranger@gmail.com

John Erfurth
Buckaroo Man Radio Show
KPFZ 88.1 FM
9679 Tenaya Way
Kelseyville, CA 95451
e-mail: Carolyn.erfurth@gmail.com
www.kpfz.org

Clif Freligh WS
Music Coordinator
KSEY-FM
2503 Evita Way SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121

Ray Funk KUAC
PO Box 72387
Fairbanks, AK 99707
rfunk99707@gmail.com

Rockin’ Therapy Radio
Miguel A. Diaz Gonzalez
avenida galtzaraborda n 47 2 A
20100 renteria
Guipuzcoa, Espana
email: miguelbilly56@gmail.com
www.rockintherapyradio.com

Mike Gross WS
15 Nina’s Way
Manchester, CT 06040
“Swingin’ West” mike@swinginwest.com
www.swinginwest.com
Plays primarily western swing and more band-oriented western material
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Jay D Ham
305 W Emerson
Garden City, KS 67846

Greg Harness
KRBX Radio Boise
1020 W Main St #50
Boise ID 83702
greg@gregharness.com
“Ramblers’ Retreat”
Wednesday, 6-8am Mountain, 89.9 FM

http://ramblersretreat.com

http://radioboise.org

Steve Harrington
P. O. Box 803
Show Low, AZ 85902
email: stevetn47@gmail.com
www.mountainsaddleband.com/old-west-chapel

Sam Harris
CVFM Country
4 Shadforth Close
Old Shotton Village
Peterlee Co. Durham SR8 2NG
England
www.cvfm.org.uk
email: samharris01@aol.com

Steve Hathaway WS
1075 Promenade St.
Hercules CA 94547
steve@westernswing.com
Trooper Jim Hawkins
WGWD FM 93.3
P O Box 2392
Havana, FL 32333
djtrooperjim@bellsouth.net

Paul Hazell
PH Records
Royal Mail Building (PO Box 3)
Brambleside, Bellbrook Industrial Estate
Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1XX
United Kingdom
“Paul Hazell’s World Of Country”
www.uckfieldfm.com.uk
Uckfield FM (in the UK)
e-mail: paul.hazell@uckfieldfm.co.uk
Telephone: +44 7775 545 902

Corey Hickenbottom
KRUU
405 North 2 nd St.
Fairfield, IA 52556

Darwin Lee Hill
WHVW 950 AM
316 Main St, Suite 5
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601
845-471-9500
whvn@whvn.net
darwinlee@localnet.com

Randy Hill WS
Western Swing Time Radio Show
KMUZ-FM
P.O. Box 17264
Salem, OR 97305
503-507-1228
westernswingtime@gmail.com
www.westernswingtime.com

Larry Hillberg
Back Roads
KVMR-FM
P. O. Box 445
Colfax, CA 95713
www.kvmr.org
email: walkinglarry@gmail.com

Cary Hobbs
KTMP – Heber City, Utah
131 Ryans Lane
Midway, UT 84049
(435) 654-6666
e-mail: caryhobbs@comcast.net

Roy Holly
630 KSLR-AM
San Antonio, TX

Jamie Hoover KSUT
5623 Front Ave #102
Ferndale, WA 98248
jamie_h54@msn.com

Rick Huff
Not a Disc Jockey, but does music reviews for WM and WS music
P O Box 8442
Albuquerque, NM 87198
Include product cost plus shipping and listing a terrestrial source for obtaining the product is highly recommended in addition to online availability.
Submission does not guarantee that a review will be done. Completed
(unautographed) cover art must accompany the submission. Predominantly gospel products are not reviewed.
bestofthewest@swcp.com

Judy James
Cowboy Jubilee with Judy James
Western Heritage Radio
PO Box 953
Weatherford, TX 76086
e-mail: judy@judyjames.com
www.judyjamesradio.com

KBRP
Music Director
PO Box 1501
Bisbee, AZ 85603
e-mail: kbrp@kbrp.org

Larry W Jones
Kingwood Kowboy Kountry Korral
3800 Pike Rd #26104
Longmont CO 80503
(Prefers music be sent digitally)
lwj001@hotmail.com

KBRP
Music Director
P O Box 1501
Bisbee, AZ 85603
kbrp@kbrp.org

Al Krtil
”Early Morning Trails”
225 W. 7th St.
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
609-361-8277
e-mail: alkrtil@yahoo.com
www.sudzincountry.com

Jarle Kvale
KEYA Public Radio
PO Box 190
Belcourt, ND 58316
e-mail: jkkeya@utma.com

Graham Lees WM WS
Radio HWD
13 Overthorpe Ave.
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF120DS
United Kingdom
e-mail: graham@grahamlees.co.uk

Eddy Leverett
c/o Campfire Productions
1623 Co. Rd. 820
Cullman, AL 35057
Around the Campfire

WKUL
www.wkul.com
e-mail: kudzucowboy@hotmail.com

Jim Loessberg WS PC
Legend Radio
Round Rock, TX
jlbrg@aol.com

Wyn Machon
5 Lowther St.
Oamaru 9400 New Zealand
email: whitestone.music@inbox.com

Barbara Martin WS
Not a Disc Jockey-
Publisher/Editor of Western Swing Monthly
barbera@wsmonthly.com

Enola Gay Mathews KSST
P O Box 284
Sulphur Springs TX 75482
903-438-3568
enolagay@ksstradio.net
ksstradio.com

Bill McCallie
Cowboy Jubilee Radio Show
PO Box 8063
Chattanooga, TN 37414
423-304-2173
bill.mccallie@gmail.com

Dallas & P.J. McCord
30 Village Dr.
Creswell, OR 97426
KNND 1400AM Sunday’s 1PM to
to 4PM
Cowboy Culture Corner
e-mail: dallasmccord@yahoo.com

Hugh McLennan WM
McLennan Ranch
2520 Hyas Lake Rd.
Pinantan, BC, Canada VOE 3E1
e-mail: hugh_McLennan@telus.net
www.hugh-mclennan.com

Rod Moag (WS)
KOOP Radio
6909 Mirnda Dr.,
Austin, TX 78752
rodmoag@texas.net

Gary Mortenson (WS)
KEOS 89.1
7903 Drummer Circle
College Station, TX 77845

Andy & Jim Nelson
Clear Out West
Box 1547
Pinedale, WY 82941
e-mail: cowboys@clearoutwest.com
www.clearoutwest.com

Skeebo Norris KBAL
7058CR 124
San Saba, TX 76877
325-372-5225
skeebo@sansabaradio.com

Marvin O’Dell WM WS
”Around the Campfire”
www.defendersoffreedomradio.com
KKRN (Redding, CA)
www.earsradio.com
e-mail: meoteo@aol.com
3714 Eldorado Blvd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
805-551-4649
www.musikode.com

Bob O’Donnell
The Western Jukebox 2
1028 N Borner St #119
Prescott, WI 54021
651-925-7429
justbobswesternjukebox@gmail.com

Obie Obermark KNON
5353 Maple St
Dallas TX 75235 knobien@yahoo.com

Lillies Ohlsson
Bennerstigen 120
SE 733  95  SALA (Silver City)
Sweden
swewest88@quosky.com

Laurel Paulson-Pierce
KROV Crossroads Show
P. O. Box 4201
Yankee Hill, CA 95965
email: XRDS@qotsky.com

Steve Peters
WOTR 96.
300 Harison Ave
Western, WV 26452

Tracy Pitcox KNEL (PC WS)
1701 S. Bridge St.
Brady, TX 76825
325-597-2119
tracy@hillbillyhits.com
knel@airmail.net

Tom Perryman WS PC
2310 Homestead Lane
Tyler TX, 75701

Don Powell
123 SE Rockwood Avenue
Bartlesville, OK 74006
dptpowell.net@sbcglobal.net

Odessa Pritchard PC
odessapritchard@yahoo.com

Ralphie’s Radio (WS)
68848 1st St
Edwardsburg, MI 4912

Chuck Ramsey WS PC
KSEY, Seymour, TX
2617 W Eubanks
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
chuck.ksey@gmail.com

Randy Ray
KACT
PO Box 524
Andrews, TX 79714
E-mail: stilwell2@suddenlink.net

Tom Kerlin & Uncle Rich
Horsetown South Western Music Show
120 Village Circle
Senoia, GA 30276
770-599-1923
unclerich@925mthebear.com

Barbara Richhart (WM)
Western Belle of KSJD
CowTrails Show
32229 CO RD P
Mancos, CO 81328
Studio: Sundays 12:00-2: PM
Studio 970-564-0808
Home: 970-882-1413
Cell: 970-739-8408
www.cowtrails.com.
Streaming www.ksjd.org
bfboston@fone.net

Ritchie Ritchison
Rockin’ Ritchie Ritch
Rollin’ Rhythm Roundup
6745 88th Avenue N
Pinellas Park, Fl 33782-4522
727-688-9235
ritchie@sleepingcatpro.com

Tony Rose
603 Brandonbury Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
765-491-2904
guitarpilot99@gmail.com

Jim Russell
KCLE
919 North Main St.
Cleburne, TX 76033
KOLI
4302 Callfield Rd
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Becca Salamone
Alabama Horse Talk Radio
PMB 144
60 Chelsea Corners
Chelsea, AL 35043
email: alabamahorsetalk@gmail.com
Phone: 205-677-6070

http://alabamagirsetalk.com/radio

Facebook: Alabama Horse Talk

https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaHorseTalk

John Schmitz (WS)
KZUM 1920 C St.
Lincoln, NE 68502

Larry Scott
Singin’& Swingin’
8626 North Hwy 34
Terrell, TX 75161

O.J. Sikes (WS WM)
327 Westview Ave.
Leonia, NJ 07605
KKRN-Redding, CA
e-mail: osikes@nj.rr.com
www.earsradio.com

Totsie Slover
Real West From The Old West
AM 1230 KOTS Radio
220 S. Gold Ave.
Deming, NM 88030
575-494-0899
e-mail: realwestoldwest@live.com
www.realwestoldwest.com
www.demingradio.com
Facebook/totsieslover

Red Steagall’s WS WM
Cowboy Corner
P.O. BOX 136639
Fort Worth, Texas 76136
817-444-5502
debbie@redsteagall.com

Pepper Stewart
Texas Ranch N Rodeo Weekly
P.O. Box 38
Celeste TX 75423
PepperStewart.com
WatchOnAirLive.com
7SCRanch@gmail.com

Eric Swansick
Back at the Bunkhouse
13800 NE Merchant Rd.
Carlton, OR 97111
503-708-3960

Tommy Tucker WM
Snake River Radio Roundup
KRLC Radio
805 Stewart Ave.
Lewiston, ID 83501
e-mail: tommy@idavend.com
”Keepin’ It Western”

Harvey & Me’lissa Turnbow
CLOUD 1610-AM
High Mountain Commnunity Radio
PO Box 807
505 Burro St., Suite 13
Cloudcroft, NM 88317 cloud1610am@gmail.com
Listen live: www.cloud1610am.com
1-575-446-1209

Sam Upshaw KEUX (PC)
3780 West State Hwy 6
Dublin, TX 76446
254-445-2473
lanell@keqx897.com

Big Fred Walker
2101 Cook Rd
Owasso, MI 48867

Tom Wardle (Pure Country ONLY)
659 Haycock Run Rd
Kintersville, PA 18930
djcowboy@ptd.net

Leonard Werner
Country Routes
WDVR FM 89.7 & 91.9
PO Box 191
Sergeantsville, NJ 08557
609-397-1620
www.wdvrfm.org
e-mail: leonardwerner44@comcast.net

Sharon Wiggins
Wiggins-Smith Promotions
WFRG Atlanta 98.3
PO BOX 160
Villa Rica, GA 30180
saw0721@bellsouth.net

Lee Williams
51 union st fairnborough hamb
gui47px uk
lee@cmrnashville.net

John Wooley (WS) KWGS
P O Box 133
Foyle, OK 74031
PedroCriqui@gmail.com

Welcome to the Academy of Western Artists

We will be adding much more information the first of the week concerning final five, winners, locations, etc., so check back with us from time to time to see the latest developments. Thank you very much

 

The Academy of Western Artists is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to promote and preserve, not only our western past, but also our contemporary western future. We are in our 20th year of the Will Rogers Western Awards recognizing the best in western artists in three disciplines: Trappings, entertainment and media.

The Academy of Western Artists is well aware that it will never be the top entertainment event of the world, but is aware that it continues to recognize those individuals and groups who do have that possibility.  We encourage the youth of America and those unknown voices and talents out there to strive to do their best to improve their art and craft and to leave the world a better place than when they found it.  It almost appears that the music and other industries are striving to see how low they can go, and the AWA hopes, that through what it does, we continue to have morals and values, seemingly going against the norm.  If that is what you are looking for to promote your art, then you definitely are in the wrong place.

The Academy of Western Artists is a small group of folks whose agenda is to recognize and promote those western artists who do excellent work. In the 19 years of its existence, over 600 well deserving individuals and groups have received a “Willie” statue. The award, in many fields, is the most recognized and prized recognition of their work. Since its inception, there have been numerous other award type shows and we welcome each and every one of them. It is nice to be rewarded, by others, for what you do, which is the reason for this type of show. Please send in your sumissions of  those folks whom you want to recognize as doing good for others and the promotion of the western heritage.  Go to the page for submissions to send in your choice.  You do not have to be a member to nominate or to win an award.

For more information: email working_cowboy@hotmail.com. Facebook Academy of Western Artists.