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Arizona’s Hometown Radio Group

KDDL 94.3 FM “Cattle Country”, www.cattlecountryradio.com

Sanford Cohen, President

Denise Hyland, Public Relations

(928) 445-8289

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 30, 2012

MICHAEL SAN JOAQUIN WINS KDDL 94.3 FM CATTLE COUNTRY’S

LOCAL TEXACO COUNTRY SHOWDOWN COMPETITION

Jeanne Nowak of Lake Havasu City Take Second Place

Chino Valley, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Lake Havasu City, AZ – The 31st Annual Texaco Country Showdown local competition concluded on July 27th, naming Michael San Joaquin of Prescott as the winner. America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion was held at the Prescott Center for the Arts and sponsored by Blimpie, Pepsi and Prescott Honda. Jeanne Nowak of Lake Havasu City came in second place and Danny Romero of Chino Valley took third. This win marks completion of the first step in the prestigious national contest.

Michael San Joaquin’s combination of musical talent, stage presence, charisma, musicianship and originality caught the attention of judges including Robin Sue Roelofs, Rich Warriner and Don Weiss. Jeanne Nowak of Lake Havasu City came in a very close second as she beautifully performed her own song, Arizona Rain and her rendition of Bobby McGee. Jeanne regularly performs at Havasu Springs Resort

On October 6th at Wild Horse Pass Casino and Resort, Michael San Joaquin will advance to the state final of the Texaco Country Showdown vying for $1,000, and the opportunity to perform at on of five regional competitions in the fall. Regional winners receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Final, exuding talent and energy in their performances to compete for the $100,000 Grand Prize and the National Title.

Michael is well versed in Folk Country picking style. His expertise with instruments includes a six string guitar, twelve string guitar, classical guitar, and banjo! He entertains while he intersperses many stories about his playing experiences on the road. The Showdown also featured Sky Conwell & Lonesome Valley, Charles Folkman, Jessica Janel, Jeanne Nowak, Danny Pena, Danny Romero and Nolan Sturdevant.

KDDL 94.3 FM “Cattle Country” and the Texaco Country Showdown gives aspiring country music artists in America a chance to start their professional careers. The Showdown has been a launching point for virtually all of today’s major country acts including LeAnn Rimes, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride and Billy Ray Cyrus.

About Arizona’s Hometown Radio Group

Arizona’s Hometown Radio Group is owned by Sanford and Terry Cohen. Founded in 1985, they operate KPPV 106.7 FM in the Prescott, Prescott Valley Quad-Cities, Sedona, Verde Valley / 100.7 FM in Flagstaff, Williams, streaming live on www.kppv.com, KDDL 94.3 FM in the Chino Valley Quad Cities, streaming live on www.cattlecountryradio.com, KQNA 1130 AM in the Quad Cities / 99.9 FM in Prescott, Chino Valley, Paulden, streaming live on www.kqna.com, KPKR 95.7 FM in Parker, Lake Havasu City, streaming live on www.riverratradio.com and KUGO 102.5 FM in the Grand Canyon, www.travelradiousa.com. Like us on facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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