Dugg Collins is a much awarded air personality who spent most of his career in Amarillo, TX. Collins began his radio career at KTCX Childress, TX in 1959 and worked in Texas and Oklahoma before moving to Amarillo in 1968 to work at KBUY and KDJW. He was an active performer from age fifteen and was given the name Dugg in 1969 by the producer of his first recording session, Johnny Paycheck. Collins was named Music Director of the Year by Record World Magazine in 1976. He won the Country Music Association's DJ of the Year award in 1979. In 1996, he was inducted into the Texas Panhandle Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Dugg Collins was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 1996. In 1999 Collins joined KFDI, Wichita, KS, replacing fellow Country Music D J Hall of Famer Mike Oatman, and he remains on the air there. He was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.