Dude Martin’s Radio Rancho

It’s 3:30 Sunday afternoon, January 5, 1947. From the studios of KGO San Francisco, The American Broadcasting Company presents Dude Martin’s Radio Rancho.

Martin worked during the 1930s and 1940s at KYA, KLX, KSFO, KGO, and on KGO-TV’s “Hoffman Hayride”, sponsored by those “Easy Vision” television sets with their famed green screens.

Author: Dick Ellingson

Aging gratefully in a little country town. Parcel post crusher; blood'n'guts laundry serf; parking lot fender bender/bumper jumper; Lazy B flunkie with 7-word job title; P-I down crew; bobtail trucker; Sunbeam breader; retail store mangler; bothersome boiler roomie; fake real estate agent; d.j./copywriter/p.d./ripper/reader - 600 KGEZ Good Advertising, Kalispell; Community Radio 1510 KURB, Mountlake Terrace; 1540 News/MOR/92.5 Solid Gold Rock & Roll KFKF, Bellevue; 1150 Kountry KAYO America's Own Music, Seattle; 1300 KoMPaSs Radio 13 Modern Country, Seattle; 1360 KLFF Good Music & Great Memories, Glendale/Phoenix; 106.3 Koncert 106 KONC, Sun City/Phoenix; 1580 KCWW Real Country Network, Tempe/Phoenix. Four-year Volunteer P-I/Times/TNT news reader for Evergreen Radio Reading Service broadcasting from the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, Seattle; dotcomboom day trader who came out alive; King County Metro Bus Driver; Seattle Streetcar Operator. I retired at age 78 and still dream frequently about radio and bus driving, my two dream jobs. Two pups & a pension = easy livin'! More articles by Dick
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2 thoughts on “Dude Martin’s Radio Rancho

  1. Thanks Dick! This music brings back so many wonderful memories—Roy, Gene and even Hoppy (even though Cassidy didn’t sing). Jimmy Wakely was fantastic too! Thanks for a beautiful trip down memory lane!

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