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Radio programs -- Kentucky.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Asa Martin Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0115 SAA 115
Abstract Asa Martin was born 1900 in Clark County, Kentucky where he grew up hearing music at home and at various traveling shows. He tried his hand as an entertainer, first singing on small vaudeville shows and eventually on commercial recordings and radio with Madison County, Kentucky fiddler, Doc Roberts. On their recordings for Gennett and other labels, he played guitar with Roberts and performed a varied repertoire of songs that included parodies, traditional ballads, and current popular...
Dates: Created: 1920-1979

Ernest C. Martin Radio Program Collection

 Collection — 1
Identifier: BCA 0144 SAA 144
Abstract Ernest Martin was a talented musician and singer, originally from Clay City, Powell County, Kentucky. In the 1930s, Martin had some success in country music on such radio stations as WNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee. However, at age twenty-two, in about 1936, Martin began a career as an independent Baptist evangelist which lasted well into the 1980s. Martin traveled thousands of miles conducting church revivals and recorded radio programs of preaching and singing. These programs were broadcast...
Dates: Created: 1950-1968

John Miles Gospel Music Radio Program

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0126 SAA 126
Abstract The Prichard Quartet and the Melody Five gospel singing groups from Whitley County were jointly organized by Chester Prichard and John Miles who both worked as barbers in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky. The Prichard Quartet at various times was comprised of Chester Prichard, John Miles, Clifford Miller, Anna Prichard, and Ruby Parton. The Melody Five included Chester, Anna, and Jaola Prichard, and Chester and Roberta Bryant. Both were accompanied on piano by Janice Lundy. The groups...
Dates: Created: c.1950s-1964

Kentucky Traditional and Early Country Music Oral History Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0265

Audio and video recorded interviews and performances with Kentucky traditional musicians and singers some of whom had radio performing careers mainly during the 1930s and 1940s. The interviews were conducted at various times over the period 1969-2008, by Reubein Powell, Ray Nemec, Loyal Jones, Stephen Green, Susan Eacker, and Harry Rice.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1969-2008

Walter McNew Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0136 SAA 136
Abstract Walter McNew (1912 - 1998) inherited his knowledge of, and love for, shape note singing from his father, John G. McNew who was a fiddler, singing school teacher, and telegraph operator for the L&N Railroad in Rockcastle and Madison counties of Kentucky. The earliest of his recordings were made by Walter and his siblings on reel-to-reel tape. These recordings document both Walter alone and as part of a family gospel quartet with siblings, Astor, Homer, and Bernice (Branaman). The solo...
Dates: Created: 1930-1993

WHAS Radio Historical Collection

Identifier: BCA 0216 HC 41
Abstract WHAS was the first licensed radio station in Kentucky when it started broadcasting on July 18, 1922. Early programming included news and sports coverage. The station aired the first live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on May 16, 1925. It was originally part of the Bingham family owned Louisville media empire which most notably included the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times. The station...
Dates: Created: 1936-1967

William Sears Home and Field Recordings Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0130 SAA 130
Scope and Contents This collection consists of (1) video and audio home recordings, (2) radio programs 1950s - 1970s, and (3) video field recordings, 2008, documenting a wide range of singers and instrumentalist from Whitley, Knox, and McCreary counties, Kentucky and just over the border in Tennessee. Especially notable are performances by fiddlers Claude Harmon and Marion Pridemore, and numerous other local musicians on the Country Music Express radio programs.The 2008 video recordings document two...
Dates: Created: 1950-2008