I’m the midday jock on Classic Country KFDI AM 1070 in Wichita. I’m also the historian at KFDI and have been working on the history of KFDI from 1923 through the present. I also play in a cowboy band called the Prairie Rose Wranglers. Check us out at www.prairierosechuckwagon.com.
I enjoyed your history of WLS. I thought I should let you know that Stu Stuart, lead singer of the Prairie Rose Wranglers, is the grandson of Hal O’Halloran, announcer of the WLS National Barn Dance for many years.
Wow, great story Orin! Hal was also apart of the wake-up crew as a member of the WLS “Smile-A-While” show. Here is a picture of the crew! -Scott