Terry West

Terry West spent 40 years in broadcasting with a reputation for her hundreds of compelling interviews of Country music legends.

Terry started her career in 1980 when she was named one of only two winners of a Brown Institute School of Broadcasting scholarship. Her first on-air job was at KKXL in Grand Forks, North Dakota where she was the first woman on the station.

In 1983 Terry moved to Eau Claire where she was on the air at WIAL until 1992 when she moved to WAXX where she was on the air hosting middays until she retired in 2021.

Terry interviewed more than 200 County music stars like Blake Shelton, Shania Twain, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Clint Black, and Faith Hill, to name only a few. Her interviews at Country Jam USA in Eau Claire and Country Fest in Cadott were a staple on WAXX from the late 80s until her retirement.

Terry took on community work with several different local charitable organizations during her career and she earned a WBA award for her public service interviews on behalf of Transitus House. In 1995, Terry was named a Woman of Distinction by the American Girl Scout Council.

Her peers say Terry “related to her audience very well through her devotion to providing well-prepared, insightful interviews. They describe Terry as passionate, prepared, and persistent.

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