About the Disc Jockey / Emcee
Dick Anderson became an emcee on the WHO Barn Dance Frolic when the popularity
of the show became such that audiences were clamoring for longer shows.
He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1934, coupled with training
in dramatics, went to work with the WHO staff in Des Moines, Iowa.
By the late 1930s, it appears he was handling quite a bit of the Barn Dance
Frolic emcee chores, including they wrote, the closing part of the broadcast
from the WHO studios after 10:30pm.
- Souvenir Program, W-H-O Barn Dance Frolic;
date published unknown