After retiring, how many people can say they loved every second of their career? One Central Texas radio broadcaster can, and now he's getting one of the biggest honors in the business.
"Peeeeeeaaaaaaaacchhh cobbler, woooo!," shouts Gaylon Christie. You might say he's still got it. "Then keep repeating peach cobbler, peach cobbler," he said.
Christie will never forget his high school lunch menu stint on KOOV, a small country music radio station that he owned and appeared on in Copperas Cove.
Christie found himself in almost every job in radio. From a teenage DJ to a station owner.
His five decade career in radio has just landed him a new gig. He will be inducted into the Country Music Radio Hall of Fame next year.
"It's quite an honor," said Christie. "You know, I don't know any other word to describe it because it's been hard to put it in place."
Looking back, Christie says he's a lucky man."It's not so much the award itself. Its just the combination of the whole career. The whole fact that you spent this many years in your life and you enjoyed it I mean, it was such a, wow, what a ride" he said.
Throughout Christie's career, he even had a fan club. And if you're a real fan, you would know that he got his nickname, Korn Kobb, when he was on a Saturday Night show on KCEN-TV.
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