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Tom Corwine
Born:  September 22, 1869
Died:  October 23, 1952
WLS National Barn Dance

About The Artist

One of the old-timers of the station and programs on WLS, was known as the "...philosopher and dean of all the people who make funny noises for the radio." They said he had '...driven enough imaginary pigs, chickens and cows out of the old hayloft to fill a fair-sized stockyard.' He was a comedian of sorts, doing unique imitations and full of witty comments.

Used to be on the old WLS Show Boat, the "The Floating Palace of Wonders" - he did many of the sound effects that made the program so 'realistic'.

The old Checkerboard Good Morning Hour radio program was always started by the crowing of a rooster. The listeners named that rooster "Checkers". The rooster was Tom Corwine!

When you heard him puring buttermilk from a jug, or priming the old wooden pumps, it made you thirsty.

Back in 1939, Uncle Tom as they called him, was just then celebrating his 52 year in entertainment. Known for wearing a captain's uniform wtih five stripes on the sleeve.

Appearance History This Month

September 10, 1935
WLS Barn Dance
Williamson County Fair
Marion, IL
Tom Corwine

September 11, 1935
WLS Barn Dance
Rollamo Theatre
Rolla, MO
Tom Corwine

September 12, 1935
WLS Barn Dance
Gillioz Theatre
Monett, MO
Tom Corwine

September 13, 1935
WLS Barn Dance (1935 Edition)
Ozark Theatre
Fayetteville, AR
Tom Corwine

September 14, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Tulsa Four-State Fair
Tulsa, OK
Tom Corwine

September 15, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Inca Theatre
Okmulgee, OK
Tom Corwine

September 16, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Crystal Theatre
Okemah, OK
Tom Corwine

September 17, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Coleman Theatre
Miami, OK
Tom Corwine

September 18, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Poncan Theatre
Ponca City, OK
Tom Corwine

September 19, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Key Theatre
Wewoka, OK
Tom Corwine

September 20, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Royal Theatre
Paul Valley, OK
Tom Corwine

September 21, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Oklahoma State Fair
Oklahoma City, OK
Tom Corwine

September 22, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Memorial Auditorium
Wellington, KS
Tom Corwine

September 23, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Liberty Theatre
Bartlesville, OK
Tom Corwine

September 25, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Ramona Theatre
Frederick, OK
Tom Corwine

September 26, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Lawton Theatre
Lawton, OK
Tom Corwine

September 27, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Dunkin Theatre
Cushing, OK
Tom Corwine

September 28, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Criterion Theatre
Sapulpa, OK
Tom Corwine

September 29, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Oklahoma Free State Fair
Muskogee, OK
Tom Corwine

September 30, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Columbus Radius Fair
Columbus, MS
Tom Corwine

September 6, 1936
WLS On Parade
Kewanee County Fair
Luxemburg, WI
Tom Corwine

September 7, 1936
WLS Barn Dance
Trempealeau County Fair
Galesville, WI
Tom Corwine

September 8, 1936
WLS Merry-Go-Round
State Theatre
Rhinelander, WI
Tom Corwine

September 9, 1936
WLS Merry-Go-Round
Rialto Theatre
Gladstone, MI
Tom Corwine

September 10, 1936
WLS On Parade
Central Wisconsin State Fair
Marshfield, WI
Tom Corwine

September 11, 1936
WLS Barn Dance
Allamakee County Fair
Waukon, IA
Tom Corwine

September 13, 1936
WLS Barn Dance
Ilgair Park
Chicago, IL
Tom Corwine

September 14, 1936
WLS Barn Dance
Lapeer County Fair
Imlay City, MI
Tom Corwine

September 15, 1936
WLS Barn Dance Show
Croswell Theatre
Adrian, MI
Tom Corwine

September 20, 1936
WLS Barn Dance Show
Portage Theatre
Portage, WI
Tom Corwine

September 21, 1936
WLS Barn Dance Show
McLeod County Fair
Hutchinson, MN
Tom Corwine

September 22, 1936
WLS On Parade
Orpheum Theatre
Fergus Falls, MN
Tom Corwine

September 23, 1936
WLS On Parade
Rialto Theatre
Grand Rapids, MI
Tom Corwine

September 29, 1936
WLS National Barn Dance
Plumb Theatre
Streator, IL
Tom Corwine

September 30, 1936
WLS Merry-Go-Round
Bangor Apple Show
Bangor, MI
Tom Corwine

September 1, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Big Stone County Fair
Clinton, MN
Tom Corwine

September 2, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Blakes Prairie Fair
Bloomington, WI
Tom Corwine

September 3, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Columbia County Fair
Portage, WI
Tom Corwine

September 3, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Columbia County Fair
Portage, WI
Tom Corwine

September 6, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Armstrong County Central Labor Union Show at Armstrong County Fairgrounds
Kittanning, PA
Tom Corwine

September 6, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Armstrong County Central Labor Union Show
Kittaning, PA
Tom Corwine

September 7, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Great Stoneboro Fair
Stoneboro, PA
Tom Corwine

September 7, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Great Stoneboro Fair
Stoneboro, PA
Tom Corwine

September 8, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Smalley's Stamford Theatre
Stamford, NY
Tom Corwine

September 8, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Smalley's Stamford Theatre
Stamford, NY
Tom Corwine

September 9, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Smalley's Cooperstown Theatre
Cooperstown, NY
Tom Corwine

September 10, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Brookfield-Madison County Fair
Brookfield, NY
Tom Corwine

September 10, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Brookfield-Madison County Fair
Brookfield, NY
Tom Corwine

September 14, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Van Buren County Fair
Hartford, MI
Tom Corwine

September 14, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Van Buren County Fair
Hartford, MI
Tom Corwine

September 19, 1937
WLS On Parade
High School Auditorium
Marinette, WI
Tom Corwine

September 19, 1937
WLS On Parade
High School Auditorium
Marinette, WI
Tom Corwine

September 26, 1937
WLS Barn Dance Show
Smalley's Fort Plain Theatre
Fort Plain, NY
Tom Corwine

September 26, 1937
WLS Barn Dance Show
Smalley's Fort Plain Theater
Fort Plain, NY
Tom Corwine

September 27, 1937
WLS Barn Dance Show
Smalley's Norwich Theatre
Norwich, NY
Tom Corwine

September 27, 1937
WLS Barn Dance Show
Smalley's Norwich Theater
Norwich, NY
Tom Corwine

September 28, 1937
WLS Barn Dance Show
New Jersey State Fair
Trenton, NJ
Tom Corwine

September 28, 1937
WLS Barn Dance Show
New Jersey State Fair
Trenton, NJ
Tom Corwine

September 29, 1937
WLS Barn Dance Show
Smalley's Johnstown Theatre
Johnstown, NY
Tom Corwine

September 29, 1937
WLS Barn Dance Show
Smalley's Johnstown Theater
Johnstown, NY
Tom Corwine

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