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Disc Jockeys / Emcees
Disc Jockeys and Emcees played a role in the programs back then, whether it be on the radio or at the live barn dances or jamborees or even the travelling road shows or tent shows.

They set the tone by their way of speaking, their voices, the way the audiences accepted them. Sometimes becoming as much a star as the artists and groups they told us about. Back then when radio was king, they became a part of the family as they would gather around to listen to the shows.

We'd be willing to bet that even today, many of you would admit to some way the radio and the music affected your life somewhere along the way. We grew up listening to an old pocket sized transistor radio, sometimes putting it underneath our pillow and tuning in late night to WSM in Nashville where Ralph Emery was broadcasting instead of falling asleep when school was the next morning. Even earlier, got to listen to a local DJ named Uncle Len (Ellis) who was on WJOB in Hammond, Indiana back then and later, in college, when he was on WLJE in Valparaiso, Indiana. If my memory is okay, Uncle Len hosted quite a few 'package' shows back then at the Hammond Civic Center that Hammond Tech and Hammond High Schools shared. And began a lifelong fascination and love for this hillbilly music.

Wonder how many of these names you remember? Why not ask your parents or grandparents? Listen to them... and watch them smile as they remember...

Disc Jockey / Emcee Name
Rosalie Allen
Joe Edison
Ed McLemore
Paul Simpkins
Joe Allison
Mark Edwards
George Menard
Smokey Smith
Dick Anderson
Uncle Len Ellis
Dave Miller
Billy Starr
Hugh Aspinwall
Ralph Emery
Carl (The Squeakin' Deacon) Moore
Roy Stingley
(Lucky) Lon Backman
Milton Estes
Lee Moore
Cliffie Stone
Ken Berryhill
Wally Fowler
Uncle Tom More
David Stone
George C. Biggar
Herald Goodman
Jack Morrow
Smokey Stover
Edgar Bill
Johnny Harper
Bob Neal
Arthur (Tiny) Stowe
Randy Blake
George D. (The Solemn Ole Judge) Hay
Art Nelson
Texas Bill Strength
Lowell Blanchard
Happy Herb Hayworth
Hal O'Halloran
 Sunshine Sue
Nelson Bragg
Cousin Herb Henson
Rich Osborn
Lee Sutton
Johnny Brent
Johnny Hicks
Don Owens
Tommy Sutton
Cousin Louie Buck
Hiram Higsby
Walter (Pat) Patterson
Pleas Taylor
Gene Carr
Smilin' Eddie Hill
Tom Perryman
Bill Thall
Howard Chamberlain
Jack Holden
Bert (Foreman) Phillips
Texas Bill Thomas
Don Chapman
Don Hopkins
Mozelle Phillips
Honest John Trotter
Porky Charbonneau
Joe Hoppel
Tracy Pitcox
Al Turner
Hugh Cherry
Pappy Hal Horton
Jody Rainwater
Grant Turner
Steve Cisler
Herb Howard
Jim Reeves
Herman (Happy) Wainwright
Malcolm Claire
(Tater) Pete Hunter
Pee Wee Reid
Charlie Walker
Casey Clark
Bob Jennings
Ed Reimers
Jimmy Walker
Cottonseed Clark
Tex Justus
Dudley Richards
Johnny Western
Ted Clark
Joe Kelly
Hi Roberts
Roy Whisnand
Lew Clawson
Nelson King
Ralph Rogers
Stan Widney
Uncle Charlie Clifton
John Lair
Norman Ross
Red Wilcox
Grady Cole
Chris Lane
Joe Rumore
Slim Willet
Biff Collie
Don Larkin
Harold Safford
Marc Williams
T. Tommy Cutrer
Famous Lashua
Ernie Sanders
Woody Wooddell
Howard Donahoe
Horace Logan
Ramblin' Lou Schriver
Charlie Douglas
Bill McCluskey
Stan Scott


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