IRRMA Hall of Fame Inductees

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  • Coliseum Ballroom

               The Coliseum Ballroom in Oelwein, Iowa opened its doors for the first time in 1928 with Paul Tremaine of New York providing the music for a capacity crowd.             In its heyday, the Coliseum echoed the sounds Lawrence Welk,...
  • KOEL Radio

    Category:Radio Station
    It was noon on July 23, 1950 that the radio waves transported the first sounds from KOEL-AM in Oelwein. A 500 watt station in its humble beginnings, the station began broadcasting a fundraiser in a format that would set the tone for the station over the next 54 years. Community service was a benchmark for KOEL. The first entire afternoon of...
  • Dale Wood, DJ, KOEL

    Category:Disc Jockey
    With the induction of the legendary Iowa Disc Jockey, Dale Wood of Oelwein's KOEL Radio, The Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts one of Iowa's real rock radio pioneers. Dale saw his radio career begin in 1946, in Tucumcari, NM. His talents took him to such locations as Clovis NM, Waterloo Ia, and finally to KOEL in Oelwein in 1955. At...
  • The Pages

    When it came to being top guns on the North East and Eastern Iowa rock scenes in the late 60's and early 70's, our next Hall of Fame inductees lead the way.1964 was the year The Pages from Oelwein, Iowa started their rock and roll journey. The original lineup included: Ken Barry-drums, Jim Hines-guitar, Paul Bezilia-bass, and Rich Michael-keyboards.They...