Saturday, February 1, 2003

DJ joining ranks of Hall of Fame

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Duke Hamilton

DJ Duke Hamilton learned in a surprise on-the-air call Friday that he's a Hall of Famer.

Singer Steve Wariner called the long-time WUBE-FM (105.1) afternoon host to say that Hamilton would be inducted into the Country Radio Broadcasters' Disc Jockey Hall of Fame at Nashville's Opryland Hotel June 26.

Hall of Fame rules stipulate that a nominee must have 25 years of on-air experience. Earl "Duke" Hamilton, 52, has worked more than 30 years in country radio, the last 25 at B105 here.

"When you devote your life and career to something, it's very gratifying to be recognized like this. It feels like I got a Super Bowl ring!" Hamilton says.

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