They called him "Cowboy Jack" and he started to play the guitar and
accordion when he was all of ten years old. He got into radio when
he was part of Gay Schwing's "Mountaineers" when they were on WHJB
out of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Later on, he worked on other stations
such as WWVA out of Wheeling, West Virginia. Mid 1954 found him
at WEDO out of McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
Back around 1950, Cowboy Jack formed his famous "Buckaroo Ranch Gang"
and as they say, success was always with him. The gang had a regular
weekly 9:30-10:00am show on Saturdays and the group travelled throughout
the Mid-Atlantic states for personal appearances.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 32; June 1954; American Folk
Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.