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tended Berea College, Berea, Ky.; and college in Chi­cago, 111. Entertainment experience: WLS National Barn Dance, Chicago, 111., 1926-31; WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio; WGY, Schenectady, N. Y.; WBZ, Boston, Mass.; WTIC, Hartford, Conn.; WHAM, Rochester, N. Y.; WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1942; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Term., 1944-49; WWSO, Springfield, Ohio, 1949—. Recorded for Gennett, Brunswick 1929, Blue­bird, Decca, Capitol, Polk, etc. Songs recorded: Sweet Betsy from Pike; In the Little Shirt My Mother Made for Me; Jimmie Rodger's Life; The Death of Jimmie Rodgers; Mrs. Jimmie Rodger's Lament; Little Joe; The Fatal Wedding; The Blind Child; The Innocent Pris­oner; Barbara Allen; Fatal Derby Day; Bury Me on the Prairie; Sour wood Mt.; A Paper of Pins; Will the An­gels Play their Harps for Me; The Little Rosewood Casket; When the Work's All Done this Fall; On Top of Old Smoky; Give My Love to Nell; Cindy; Red River Valley; Letter Edged in Black; etc. Owner and Presi­dent of WWSO Radio, Springfield, Ohio.
King, PeeWee Frank, b. 2/18/14, Milwaukee, Wis.; w. Lydia H. Frank; d. Marietta, 21; s. Frank, Jr., 17; twins—Gene and Larry, 15. Schools attended: Windlake Avenue Grade Schl., Milwaukee, 1919-27; Bay View High SchL, Milwaukee, 1928-31; Vocational Trade Schl., Milwaukee, 1932. Worked in mechanical drafting as apprentice. Plays accordion. Entertainment experience: WRJN Badger State Barn Dance, Milwaukee, 1933; Gene Autry Show, Louisville, Ky., 1934; WHAS Crazy Water Barn Dance, Louisville, Ky., 1935-6; WNOX Mid-Day Merry Go Round, Knoxville, Term., 1936; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1937-47; WAVE and WAVE-TV, Louisville, Ky., 1947-57; PeeWee King Show, WAVE-TV and NBC, 1955-7; PeeWee King Show, WEWS-TV, Cleveland, Ohio, and ABC-TV, 1956-7; PeeWee King Show, WBBM-TV, Chicago, 111., 1957-8. 12 years on RCA Victor Records—1947-58; and 1 year on Todd Rec­ords—1959—. Songs recorded: Slow Poke; Tenn. Waltz; Woodchopper's Ball; Absolutely Positively; Ballroom Baby; I'll Be Walking Alone in a Crowd; Sugar Beet; Blue Suede Shoes; Tenn. Dancin' Doll; Catty Town;

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