Author Archives: Jeff Winfield

Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs Honored

Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs Honored

Country stars Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs reportedly received National Medals of Arts from President Donald Trump on Wednesday. NBC News’ chief White House correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted, “Trump is currently in the Oval Office awarding the National Medal of Arts to singers Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs.” Keith performed at Trump’s inauguration four years ago,…Read more »

RIP Ed Bruce

RIP Ed Bruce

Hank-FM sends condolences to the friends and family of singer/songwriter and actor Ed Bruce who passed away Friday from natural causes at the age of 81. Bruce first recorded as Edwin Bruce for Memphis’ Sun Records in 1957, charting his first single in 1966. It wasn’t until the ’80s that Bruce had his biggest chart successes,…Read more »

Welcome to 2021!  Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2021! Happy New Year!

Hey, it’s 2021 and can you believe it, Hank is fast approaching his first birthday!  107.3 Hank-FM was born on January 31st, 2020 and it’s our pleasure to bring the Legends of Country to the Cedar Valley.  Cheers to a better year for all us and always, crank it to Hank!Read more »

RIP K.T. Oslin

RIP K.T. Oslin

HANK-FM sends condolences to the family and friends of K.T. Oslin who passed away this morning following a battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 78. Born Kay Toinette Oslin, she is best known for her string of hits in the late ’80s and early ’90s, including three No. 1s – “Do Ya,” “I’ll Always Come Back”…Read more »

TG Sheppard to Reissue Catalog

TG Sheppard to Reissue Catalog

Seventies and Eighties hitmaker and HANK-FM legend T.G. Sheppard will re-release nine long-out-of-print albums in 2021 via a partnership with Time Life. The albums originally were issued by Curb/Warner Bros. Records, where Sheppard recorded from 1978 to 1985. During that time he had such chart-toppers as “Last Cheater’s Waltz,” “Do You Wanna Go to Heaven,”…Read more »

Charley Pride Funeral, TV Special

Charley Pride Funeral, TV Special

Family and close friends of Charley Pride will hold a private wake and funeral in Dallas this week, with plans for a public celebration of life ceremony to be announced at a later date. The Country Hall of Famer passed away on Saturday of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 86. CMT will air…Read more »

Thanks for helping families in need!

Hank-FM and the Waterloo school thank everyone who has donated toys and essential items for families this holiday season.  We know 2020 has been a difficult year for many, and your generosity is appreciated! Today is the final day to drop off new/unwrapped toys, games, books and basic necessities at our Waterloo Office, 514 Jefferson…Read more »

Hal Ketchum passes away at age 67

Hal Ketchum passes away at age 67

Hal Ketchum, a 1990s Hank-FM country hitmaker and member of Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry, died this week at age 67. Ketchum died from dementia complications, according to a post on his Facebook page this morning. Ketchum’s wife previously detailed his diagnosis in an April 2019 social media post. “With great sadness and grief we announce…Read more »

Garth & Trisha Holiday Special

Garth & Trisha Holiday Special

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood: The couple will celebrate the holidays early with “Garth and Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event” December 20th at 7:30pm on CBS. The one-hour television special will feature the singers performing seasonal songs “live by request from their home recording studio”…Read more »

Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11th

Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11th

Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set…Read more »