About the Disc Jockey / Emcee
Hi Roberts joined KWKH and the Louisiana Hayride in April of 1950, about
the same time Slim Whitman and Webb Pierce came on board. Hi signed on
to replace departing announcer Ray Bartlett. Hi and Frank Page became
assistant producers of the Hayride show at that time, sharing stage
duties with producer Horace Logan.
Hi was a popular announcer with
KWKH who was particularly known for imitating cartoon characters as
he read the Sunday comics over the air. Hi departed KWKH in the
mid-fifties and was replaced by announcer Norm Bale.
Credits & Sources
- Writeup and photos courtesy of Louisiana
Hayride Archives and used with permission. Reprint or reuse subject
to permission by Louisiana Hayride Archives.