EUGENE, Ore. – Three Eugene radio personalities are being inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame.
Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry of “Barrett, Fox and Berry on New Country 93.3” will be inducted June 20th in Nashville.
They recently received a call from Lon Helton of Country Countdown USA.
“It is my honor to tell you guys, that this June, Barrett, Fox and Berry will be inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame,” Helton said.
The call and announcement came as a surprise to the longtime morning trio for McKenzie River Broadcast. Barrett, Fox and Berry have been a dominant force in morning radio for 20 years.
Their work away from the microphone is just as impressive, helping raise more than $1 million annually for local charities.
“One of the things I like about this job is that we have a great opportunity to do such powerful things with that microphone, and that's one of the things that we concentrate on is taking care of our listeners, and being a part of their life,” Barrett said.
Fox said only local radio has that ability, “Yep, quite often we get to do that, and it's awesome.”
Berry added, “And we're not going to stop.”
They all expressed joy in having a job that allows them to get paid to listen to great music and visit with two close friends for three and a half hours a day.
Currently, there are just 119 people in the Country Radio Hall of Fame in the “personality” category.