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D.J. Everett, III

D.J. Everett, III

2012

Radio broadcaster and businessman who always placed a strong emphasis on news coverage. WKDZ-FM, Cadiz, was honored as “Small Market Radio Station of the Year” by the National Association of Broadcasters, the only Kentucky radio station ever to receive that honor. WHVO, Cadiz, also has received numerous awards from national, state, and local organizations, including awards for both news coverage and community service. D.J. is a 1969 journalism and political science graduate of the University of Kentucky; he was news director of the student station, WBKY. One of the first students to intern with WAVE Radio and TV in Louisville. D.J. began his professional career as news director at WHOP in Hopkinsville; he was the first Kentucky news director to win five Associated Press awards in one year. He bought WKDZ and WHVO in the 1990s. D.J. is a two-term president of Community Broadcasters Association. Died in 2015