96.9 The Kat's very own Paul Schadt has been inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame! The news was delivered by Tim McGraw via telephone after Wednesday's show. Paul's co-host, Meg Butterly, set up the call and asked Tim who presented him his very first award. Tim mentioned Vince Gill and then delivered the news to Paul:

Tim: "So how does it feel to be voted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame..."

Paul: "Are you serious..."

Tim: "You've been voted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame!"

Paul: "WOW!"

Paul Schadt has been broadcasting in Charlotte on country radio for over 32 years and started at WKKT in 1997! He also co-hosts the nationally syndicated Racing Country USA. Congrats Buddy! Check out the official announcement and the full video of the reveal here:

Check out pictures of Paul through the years! (mouse over the image to see more)

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