A March 1956 article gushingly referred to Pat as "the only
lady disc jockey in Grand Rapids...chief gravy sopper
of WMAX." She took to country music almost naturally. Her
parents were natives of Tennessee, growing up in the shadows
of WSM's famed Grand Ole Opry.
Her popularity was such that WSM honored her as part
of their ongoing "Mr. DJ - USA" program, but when she received
the honor and appeared on the program, it was "Miss DJ - USA".
She was president of the Del Wood Fan Club. Del was known
as the "Down Yonder" lady, her hit record on the Tennessee record
label and long time Opry performer.
One publication notes she was known as
Michigan's "Sweetheart of Country Music" in the early 1960s.
In early 1965, she moved to a new radio station, WERX in Wyoming,
Michigan, where she continued to entertain the listening audience
with the country and western music.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 45; March 1956; American Folk Publications, Inc.;
- Country and Western Jamboree; 1958 Yearbook; Spring 1958;
Maher Publications, Inc.; Chicago, IL
- Country Music Review; April 1965; Cal-Western Publications, Inc.;