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Dick Smith
and the Rhythm Pals
WFRM Allegheny Mountain Jamboree
WKBI St. Mary's, PA
WLEA Hornell, NY
WPXY Punxsutawney, PA
WTRN Tyrone, PA
WWHG Hornell, NY
WFRM Coudersport, PA (1954)

Dick Smith, they wrote back in 1955, was employed in November 1954 over radio station WFRM in Coudersport, PA as a "Hillbilly entertainer". As he built his popularity there, he started up a Saturday afternoon show known as the "Allegheny Mountain Jamboree".

It appears prior to his stint at WFRM, he was also at such stations as:

  • WWHG-Hornell, NY
  • WLEA-Hornell, NY
  • WPXY-Punxsutawney, PA
  • WKBI-St. Mary's, PA
  • WETC-TV-Elmira, NY

While in Coudersport, he had his own band, an article however, only mentioned one band member, a steel guitar player by the name of Kenny Lee. Dick himself was said to have played the Spanish guitar.

In 1955, he had a six day a week show, Monday through Saturday from 6:05am to 7:00am called the "Chuck Wagon Roundup" as well as an afternoon show from 3:30pm to 4:00pm on a show that was called the "Mid-afternoon Jamboree".

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 40; September 1955; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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