Charles "Peanut" Faircloth was known as a zany disc jockey.
In 1951, he was entertaining the listeners in Macon, Georgia
over WNEX. His efforts weren't just limited to the usual
duties of staff announcer and spinning records. He emceed
One program was the "Farm Frolics", a show that was 'designed'
for the early morning risers of the day. Later on, he would
entertain the fans on the "Hillbilly Hit Parade" show that went
on at 12:15pm. In between, he would call the plays for "Peanut's Salon
Concert" at 10:30am every Monday through Friday - a show which featured
the top tunes of the day in Macon. At week's end on Saturday nights,
he could be heard or as they wrote "...really lets loose" on a show
called "Heaps of Corn", a musical program that sounds like it had
its share of comedy to it, at 11:00pm that ran until the station
went off the air for the night.
Saturday also meant that Peanut and his band, "The Georgia Crackers"
did a "live" show at 2:00pm.
He had been recording for the Decca label, too - his release at the time
was "I'll Sail My Ship ALone" and "F-o-o-l-i-s-h M-e, Me"
If he wasn't busy enough, he was also a song writer with the Hill and Range
His wife's name was Frances and they had three daughters, Bonnie, Delores
and Marcelle and one son, Charles, Jr.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup; No. 14; October 1951;
Charlton Pub. Corp.; Inc.; Derby, CT