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Legislation #: 160212 Introduction Date: 3/24/2016
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS WAGNER, JUSTUS, SHIELDS, HALL, REED, TAYLOR AND LUCAS
Title: Expressing appreciation and recognition to Chuck Haddix, also known as Chuck Haddock, host of KCUR’s music program, The Fish Fry.

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3/23/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/24/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160212

 

Expressing appreciation and recognition to Chuck Haddix, also known as Chuck Haddock, host of KCUR’s music program, The Fish Fry.

 

WHEREAS, Chuck began his radio career at KCUR in 1984, board engineering for late-broadcaster, Walt Bodine and serving as host of a jazz show; and

 

WHEREAS, the creation of The Fish Fry in October of 1985 opened the front door for Chuck to host a public radio party in living rooms across Kansas City for 30-years and counting; and

 

WHEREAS, the Fish Fry serves up the finest in blues, soul, rhythm ‘n blues, jumpin’ jive, and zydeco, Chuck has entertained multiple generations of Kansas Citians from the studios of KCUR 89.3 with his deep knowledge of music each Friday and Saturday night; and

 

WHEREAS, Chuck, the Director of the Marr Sound Archives at the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, serves as a valued musical expert and historian for KCUR, Kansas City, and the jazz community throughout the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, Chuck has contributed to a number of theatrical, recording, video and film projects including Robert Altman’s Kansas City, and has written books on Charlie Parker and the history of jazz in Kansas City; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express their heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Chuck Haddix, who contributes to the historical documentation of Kansas City’s rich musical traditions while entertaining thousands of listeners each week; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof, and that a copy hereof be presented to Chuck Haddix in token of the Mayor and Council’s respect and their best wishes for his continued success serving the audience of KCUR 89.3.

 

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