Art Dwyer - 2016
Art Dwyer accepted an invitation to visit the construction site of the radio tower being built for St. Louis’ community radio station, KDHX, in 1987. Almost as an aside, he was asked to bring along some records. Given that Dwyer had founded the Soulard Blues Band nine years earlier, the records he carried with him were all blues records. For the next 18 months he made the 75 mile round trip to the transmitter site twice a week to host a four-hour program that morphed into his popular Friday afternoon blues showcase, “Blues in the Night.” Art received the Riverfront Times Readers’ Poll Award for best blues show in 2006 and 2007. He served on the St. Louis Blues Society board for three years.