About the Disc Jockey / Emcee
Uncle Len as his audience knows him has had a long steady career in the country music field. The old
webmaster of this site can remember hearing him on WJOB in Hammond,
Indiana way back when. He was usually the master of ceremonies at the
package shows of hillbilly artists at the Hammond Civic Center in the 1950's.
Later on, the webmaster moved on to college at Valparaiso University. And what
did he discover on a little FM station called WLJE (Leonard J. Ellis was his name, now remember)
none other than Uncle Len who had a morning show to listen to. He also promoted
some shows at the Merrillville Indiana Holiday Star Theatre, too. We remember
seeing Slim Whitman in person of all people. And he was even gracious enough to
put that concert on his station one day when we were listening and we even recorded it.
The picture we have here, is from our family collection.
Trivia / Timeline Notes
- Held fort at WJOB in Hammond, Indiana
- Owned his own station in Valparaiso, IN, WLJE
- Promoted shows at the Hammond Civic Center and also Holiday
Star Theatre in Merrillville