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Here are a few of our favorite folks who work with us to promote and preserve Western Swing music:
Randy "Tex" Hill is the creator and host of Western Swing Time Radio. Randy is the former producer and cohost of the nationally syndicated "Roadhouse Revival Radio Show" and the "Lone Star Revival Radio Show" on KLBJ FM, Austin, TX. A professional musician for over 40 years, Randy started playing drums as a young boy growing up near Austin. During that time period, he was introduced to a variety of music via a stack of old 78s that belonged to his grandfather; artists like B.B. King, Smiley Lewis, Bobby Lord, Gene Autry and the Old Smoky Twins. Trips to the Club 21 dance hall in nearby Uhland, Texas on Saturday nights with his parents sewed the seeds of a lifetime love of classic country music and the blues. Through years of performing, he has shared the stage with some of the legends of country and swing music; Johnny Rodriguez, George Strait, pedal steel legend Jimmy Day, Texas Tornados' Augie Meyers, Terri Gibbs, Stan Perkins (son of rockabilly legend Carl Perkins), Hayden Vitera (Asleep At The Wheel), and Bobby Flores (Ray Price). He is the band leader for Salem-based The Oregon Valley Boys. Randy was inducted into the Northwest Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2014 and was named by the Academy of western Artists as one of the top 10 country and western DJs of 2015.
Dave Alexander was named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists. Throughout his successful and award winning career, this dynamic entertainer has gained the respect of his peers while mesmerizing his audiences with each performance. His talents as a performer are unsurpassed as recently exemplified upon his induction into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame, Male Vocalist of The Year by the Academy of Western Artists and newly appointed Cadillac Sponsorship. You can see more information about Dave's extensive career by visiting www.davealexander.com Tune in to Dave's syndicated Network program and his weekly KKUS 104.1 FM show. Dave's popular radio show brings to life the fun and exciting sounds of Western Swing Music!
Peter Oresic is an honored DJ out of Slovenia. You can catch his show streaming on Radio Dur. He speaks very clear English: "You could listen anytime if you visit www.samoglavan.net which is the web site for Radio Dur. Click on that and when open the page look for "glasbeni oddaji" and chose "Country Swing" and you are able to listen the current radio show and a lot of older ones." Peter has been a long time subscriber and translates the English text to Slovenian and reads to his listeners from Western Swing Monthly! In his heart, Peter is as Texan as you can get. Peter writes: "Barbara, Thank you again for everything and keep on swingin'!" Peter, you are our man!
MIKE GROSS comes to us from Connecticut where he has hosted the "Swingin' West" radio program since 1980. Catch Mike's show Saturday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. (eastern) on WVOF-FM 88.5 - broadcasting to Fairfield County, CT. and areas of Long Island, NY. Mike's Western Swing program is heard simultaneously on the Internet at www.swinginwest.com. He can also be heard with a specially recorded hour anytime, 24 hours a day on www.twangtownusa.com. This continuous hour changes monthly. He contributes his revered album reviews to several niche publications, and we are honored to be counted among them. Visit his website or send him an email at mike@swinginwest.com.
JOHN SCHMITZ of Lincoln NE began in 1980 as Wagonmaster of his western swing show "The Heyride." The show is broadcast over KZUM 89.3 - FM and can be heard live worldwide on the internet at www.kzum.org. The Heyride is on every Friday night from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. "I like to open the show with a selection of contempory artists playing western swing, then play the works of the pioneers, both well known and obscure groups playing red hot western swing and old honky tonk classics from the 1930's, 40's and 50's. Tune in every Friday night and Sandbag that radio!"
LARRY SCOTTInducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in 1993, Larry Scott commenced his radio career in Neosho, MO in 1955. From 1982 through 2002 hosted the Interstate Road Show, first from KWKH in Shreveport, LA and then KVOO in Tulsa, OK. A former owner of a hot shot trucking business in Texas, Larry can be heard Sunday mornings on KWKH hostingSingin and Swingin' as well as The Glory Road.
JOHN WOOLEY is best known in Western Swing circles for his years on radio KVOO-Tulsa and his show "Wooley Wednesdays." As the "Entertainment" writer for years with "Tulsa World" newspaper, his was a familiar face at the area music events. A longtime friend of the Bob Wills family, musicians and associates, his rich experiences help color his lead-ins on his current radio show: "Swing On This" at KWGS-Tulsa (89.5 FM), streaming live on Saturday evenings at 7PM. Tune in to John's entertaining and engaging show. John continues to author books, and write liner notes, press biographies and magazine and newspaper stories.
He was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Hall of Fame in July 2008.
Visit his website at: www.kwgs.org.

 



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