Gene Roberts - 2018

Gene Roberts is remembered as the voice of bluegrass music in the St. Louis area, a position he carried out for many years as a bluegrass disc jockey on WGNU and on non-commercial radio stations KDHX and KCLC, incorporating many records from his personal collection into the shows. He got his start in broadcasting in 1947 at Armed Forces Radio in Okinawa. In 2003 Gene was named to the Who’s Who list of country DJs in St. Louis, and he was a charter member of the International Bluegrass Music Association and received the Pioneer of Missouri Bluegrass Award.