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


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