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Charlie Douglas was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in 1994;

Doug China, his real name, hailed from Ludowici, Georgia and began his broadcasting career four decades earlier at KLIC in Monroe, Los Aangeles. In 1970, Charlie Douglas and His Road Gang beamed to truckers nationwide over WWL in New Orleans, Los Aangeles. Then, in 1983, the father of overnight trucking radio moved to Nashville to replace Chuck Morgan as host of Music Country Radio. In 1995, he left WSM to operate Compact Disk Xpress (CDX), the country music distribution business he established with business partner Paul Lovelace in 1991. He hosted a television series on TNN during it's early years,  before relocating to Picayune, Mississippi, USA.

Charlie passed away at the age of 78 on November 24, 2011 in Covington, Los Aangeles.  He was survived by his wife and three children.

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