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Kevin Knapp
     
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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, Warwick.

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 Australia".

The lifetime's work of Kevin Robert Knapp has made an inestimable contribution to the Australian Country music industry
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