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Eddie Sosby
and the Radio Rangers
KFAB Lincoln, NE

Radio listeners in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa were no strangers to this group in the 1940s. Back around 1948, the group was then working at KFAB in Lincoln, Nebraska with a show that aired five days a week at 12:15pm.

Eddie Sosby would also do a show himself each day at 8:15am to 9:00am. They said his morning show would feature practically all of the talent on KFAB.

The group was finishing up their third year on KFAB in 1948. They set attendance records in their personal appearances during the summer. They were also a featured act at the Nebraska State Fair three years running, too where in addition, they would broadcast their show live from the fair during its run.

The Radio Rangers were an interesting mix of talent. Ray Bush was from Georgia and had been entertaining folks for about ten years then. He sang solo numbers and sang on the trio numbers. Perry Douthit was from Iowa and would sing baritone on the trio numbers. They said Perry was at his best doing novelty solo tunes. Johnny Sapp was from Texas and at one time had played with the likes of Ernest Tubb and Ted Daffan. Johnny would also sing along on the quartet numbers. Joey Ross was a native of Illinois and would also do comedy bits for their show. He played with Red Foley and Wally Fowler at one time, too.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Eddie Sosby
  • Ray Bush, steel guitar
  • Perry Douthit, bass fiddle
  • Johnny Sapp, fiddle
  • Joey Ross, accordion

Credits & Sources

  • Jamboree Magazine; November 1948; Western Song Club; Ventura, CA

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Recordings
 
4 Star
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1427 A Jolie Brunette
  1427 B Why Won't Somebody Love Me
  1476 A China Doll
  1476 B Private Property


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