zMax Racing Country's Paul Schadt inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame
The Performance Racing Network (PRN) is pleased to announce zMax Racing Country co-host Paul Schadt's induction into the Country Radio Hall of Fame. Schadt and his fellow inductees were formally welcomed into the Country Radio Hall of Fame Tuesday night during a dinner ceremony held at the Nashville Convention Center.
A long-standing member of the PRN team, Schadt has been partnered with co-host Cathy Martindale on the music variety show zMax Racing Country for 17 years. Over the years zMax Racing Country has reached millions of listeners playing the best selection of country music and original interviews straight from the NASCAR garage and the Nashville recording studios.
"No one is more deserving of a spot in the Country Radio Hall of Fame than Paul Schadt," said Doug Rice, President of the Performance Racing Network. "Paul has a unique way of connecting with the country music and NASCAR fan that few others have in the radio business."
In addition to his co-hosting duties with Cathy Martindale on PRN's zMax Racing County, Schadt is the longest consecutive on-air personality in Charlotte, N.C. radio history and has been on the air in the Queen City since 1981. Starting out doing mornings at CBS Radio Country, WSOC, Schadt moved to Clear Channel WKKT in 1997.
Since Schadt has been a part of WKKT 96.9 "The Kat" morning show, he and his co-host Meg have been nominated for multiple awards including a Country Music Award (CMA) every year since 2010 for Best Morning Show and just recently the duo took home an Academy of Country Music (ACM) award for Major Market On-Air Personality of the Year.
When asked about what being inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame meant to him, Schadt didn't mince words.
"What an honor, truly the highlight of my professional career," beamed the now Hall of Famer.
Paul shared the night alongside his fellow Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees: Larry Wilson, Alpha and L&L Broadcasting, and Mike Brophey, WKLB in Boston, Mass. and Jim Denny, WFMS in Indianapolis, Ind.