Len “Uncle Len” Ellis, one might say, was country “when country wasn't cool." He is a man who gave country music an identity and an outlet marks sixty years in the industry in October 2009 – and to this day, to many, he's still known as “Uncle Len”.

Monday through Friday, at 12:15 and 6:15 pm, on Indiana 105 WLJE-FM 105.5 fm, you can tune in to hear Uncle Len introducing country classics and sharing classic tales in “Uncle Len's Legends'” -- a program that marked Uncle Len's return to the airwaves, October 2, 2006 during – when else -- “Country Music Month”.

Ellis is considered a visionary in the radio and country music industry. In 1983, he became a member of the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame. He was named one of ten “Legends of Country Radio” in an October 7, 1994, issue of the national radio and recording industry trade journal R&R. Ellis also holds card number one as a charter member of the Country Music Association (CMA), a group he helped form back in 1958. Ellis was on the first board of directors and holds CMA Card Number One. “I feel very privileged to have been a part of all of that,” Ellis said, noting little respect was afforded to country music at the time.

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