About the Disc Jockey / Emcee
Stan Widney was the stage manager of the WHO Barn Dance Frolic at one time.
He was said to be one of the busiest men in Des Moines, Iowa every
Saturday. In addition to rehearsal duties every week, he was also the emcee
for one complete 'unit' of the show.
His theatrical career began at the age of 19. He made is radio debut in
1927 over radio station WKY in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He joined the WHO
staff in 1933. They wrote in an old WHO Barn Dance Frolic souvenir program
that he had an infectious laugh that made "The Old Salt" popular with
the fans of the show.
- Souvenir Program, W-H-O Barn Dance Frolic;
date published unknown