Another week (or so), another addition to C.W. lore.
Our Man in Montrose.
Scott Burkett, the guy behind C.W. McCall -- Digital & Unleaded, says that he’s headed for a new job:
We’re starting on the Mighty Lincoln Highway at York, PA and going to take it as far as we can go....through Audubon (yeah, I finally learned to spell) and down to San Juan country.....
Yeah, we’re gonna drive Old 30 one more time.
I’ve been out of country radio for nearly 8 years and I’ve gotten a chance to move both to the Ouray area and back to radio.
So it looks as if we all have an excuse to visit Colorado. :)
(Hey, Scott! What’s the station? KUBC-AM/KKXK-FM?)
I received a nice letter from a friend of Bill’s during his high school days (Hi, Rachel!). New facts about Bill that I’ve learned:
- He was the drum major in the high school band.
- He painted a portrait of Elmer Carlson, of Carlson Hybrid Corn Co. Elmer was also the World Champion Corn Husker for several times.
- He worked at a television station in Omaha.
- Speculation: he married the daughter of the station owner?
- That “…place where the truckers used ta stop on their way to Dees Moins…" was the White House Café.
- The lady who was the inspiration for Mavis Davis lives in Northern California and rides a motorcycle.
Obviously, I have much to verify and a lot of blanks to fill. Maybe I will write a biography…
Song A’ Th’ Week.
And since the subject seems to be leaning towards the life of Bill Fries, this week’s selection is about his beginnings.
(C.W. McCall / B. Fries / C. Davis.)
From the album Rubber Duck.