Judd Joins WTCR Crew Nov. 19, Kick Off Performance Nov. 17 at Boyd County Community Center

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Judd Joins WTCR Crew Nov. 19, Kick Off Performance Nov. 17 at Boyd County Community Center
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Huntington, W. Va. – (HNN) – WTCR 103.3 today announced that country star and nationally known comedian, Cledus T. Judd, will join long-time hosts, Judy Eaton and Clint McElroy, on the WTCR morning show.  The new morning show, The Cledus T. Party with Clint and, Judy will air weekday mornings from 6-9:00 a.m. ET, beginning Monday, November 19, 2012.

“For several years I’ve been looking for an opportunity like this in Huntington so I can live near my daughter and I’m so excited to hit the airwaves with Clint and Judy to entertain listeners every weekday morning.  The Cledus T. Party with Clint and Judy  will be all about family, friends and fun – most radio people spend their careers trying to get out of a small town and I’ve been working most of mine trying to figure out how to get back to one,” said Judd.  “I want to thank the Clear Channel Media and Entertainment team for giving me my dream gig on WTCR 103.3.”

Judd is a singer, songwriter, comedian and television personality who is best known for his parodies of popular country music songs.  He has been called the Weird Al Yankovic of country music, with albums that are a mix of original comedy songs and parodies.  Judd began his career in 1995 and has recorded on Razor and Tie, Monument Nashville, Audium Entertainment, Koch, E1 Music, Curb and is presently a recording artist on Warner Bros. Records.  He has released 11 studio albums and two extended plays (EPs), with several singles entering the Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts.  Judd’s album, I Stoled This Record, was certified gold with more than 500,000 copies sold.  He has recorded more than 100 original songs and parodies – his latest two are “The House that Broke Me,” a parody of Miranda Lambert’s “The House that Built Me,” and “Honeymoon,” a parody of Little Big Town’s Song of the year “Pontoon.” 

Many country artists have appeared in Judd's videos and albums, including Alan Jackson, Shania Twain, Buck Owens, Toby Keith, Vince Gill, Deana Carter, Trace Adkins, George Jones, Heidi Newfield, Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley and John Anderson.  He has toured as a comic and emceed for shows with Brooks and Dunn, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, the Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, Montgomery Gentry and Keith Urban.  Judd was also a featured contestant on VH1's reality show Celebrity Fit Club and his previous television work has included roles as co-host of CMT’s Wanted Live as well as a special correspondent for Nashville Star.

“It is so exciting to have Cledus T. Judd joining WTCR 103.3.  I don’t know of any other market the size of ours who has a talent as well known in country music and comedy as Cledus.  For the past six years he has worked in Atlanta and Tampa, and we’re thrilled to have him now in Huntington,” said Judy Jennings, Regional Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Huntington.  “Cledus is going to make WTCR even more fun to listen to in the mornings which is exciting for both our listeners and advertisers.”

Prior to his first broadcast, Cledus performs Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Boyd County Community Center (Exit 181 I-64 Cannonsburg, just past Flying J fuel stop). Tickets for the seven act show are $20 and available at the WTCR studio , 134 Fourth Avenue. The additional performers include:   Paul Pace (introducing his long awaited CD ) , BOBBY CYRUS (who has his new video , Milkman’s Eyes on GAC  which features Billy Ray and Billy Ray is also on the single and co-wrote it with Jim McKnight  (another local song writer)  —Billy is Bobby’s  cousin ) , Stephen Salyers, Bobby Blanton,  Eddie and the Cougars, and young star in the spotlight Haylee Haney.  

Fans can listen to The Cledus T. Party with Clint and Judy  on WTCR 103.3 via the station’s website www.tcrcountry.com,  as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel’s best-in-class customizable digital listening service, that deliver everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.     



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