"Skeets" Cross got into the entertainment business not because he really
wanted to, but it turned out to be his fate. One night he was drafted
out of the audience to replace someone in the orchestra pit who failed to
show and did so well and kept on going. He was known for his many 'dialect'
roles through his stints in front of the microphone. He wrote the scripts
on the WOWO Hoosier Hop apparently for quite a few years from what we read
in a Hoosier Hop program. He collected jokes and literature. Skeets Cross
also played the part of "Uncle Fezz", a famous philosophizer character role
on the Hoosier Hop.