Col. Terry Thacker

Position: Sunday's 6pm - 8pm 

Terry "The Colonel" Thacker is the Bluegrass DJ for WAWK The Hawk. His show has been running for 15 years and going strong. Terry was born and raised in the mountains of Southeastern Kentucky where he learned to play Bluegrass on his fiddle.


In 1984 he joined the Army and served in El Paso, Fort Bliss for 2 years and Germany Nurnberg for 3 years returning to his home town of Hindman, KY in 1989. Lack of jobs moved Terry to Kendallville where he had family. In August 1995 he felt Northeast Indiana needed to hear Bluegrass so he talked with CEO Don Moore and was given a chance to promote his love of Bluegrass music. He was given a half hour show for starters and as the music spread his popularity grew stronger and now he has a 2-1/2 hour show on Sundays from 12 noon till 2:30 pm. Terry has a loving family, he and his wife Stacey have been married 27 years and he has one son Kaleb who is 21. His hobbies are listening to all kinds of music, going to Bluegrass festivals and flying remote controlled Helicopters. Tune in Sundays for the best in Bluegrass and Old Time Music on WAWK am1140 and The New 95/5FM The HAWK.