Rudy Fernandez

Past DJ Hall of Fame Inductees
2010

 

Rudy Fernandez began his radio career in 1973, but moved into the Country format in 1978 at KEAN in Abilene, Texas. Besides a brief stint at WIBW (Topeka, Kan.) in 2002-03, Fernandez has been with KEAN for a total of 31 years. He is a prominent participant in fundraising and charity events, helping raise more than $1.5 million to date. Some of his fundraising stunts include riding a ferris wheel for five consecutive days, living in a van suspended by a crane, being buried alive in a coffin for 48 hours and being frozen in a block of ice for 48 hours. Fernandez was awarded the Gavin Music Director of the Year award in 1990, 1997 and 2001 and was recognized as R&R Drive-Time Dominator of the Year from 1996-1999. KEAN was awarded CMA's Small Market Station of the Year in 1987.