The radio career of Kevin Knapp began in the late
1940's in Sydney as an office boy with music
publishing Boosey and Hawks, progressing to panel
operator at 2CH, then heading towards the bush and
beginning his broadcasting education at 4WK,
In the mid-1960s Kevin arrived at 2LM Lismore and
became the character "Hotfoot" in the Saturday
morning live country music radio program "Radio
Ranch" and involved the station's "Spurs" magazine.
With this wealth of experience in the art of radio
behind him, in October 1964 Kevin took his place at
Radio 2TM to eventually become one of the five
originators of the "Country Music Capital" concept.
As a broadcaster, copywriter, journalist for the
fledging "Capital News", and through the 1970s
compere of the original Australasian Country Music
Awards, Kevin was a major influence in Tamworth's
claim to be the "Country Music Capital of
The lifetime's work of Kevin Robert Knapp has made
an inestimable contribution to the Australian
Country music industry.