Country music disc jockey and promoter. Born November 25, 1926. Died February 19, 1992. Real name: Hiram Abiff Collie. Career active 1940s-1980s. Host of the Philip Morris Country Music Show, a famous road show of 1957-1958. Worked at KFOX, Long Beach, California during the 1960s. Member, Country Music DJ Hall of Fame.
1982 October 26
(1 hour, 16 minutes)
Biff Collie discusses his career as a disc jockey in the country music industry. Discussion includes meeting Roy Acuff; getting a job as a gofer for Starkist Toothpaste; first experience as a disc jockey for San Antonio station KMAC at age 14; radio work while in the military; broadcasting from KBKI in Alice, Texas; his broadcasting style; his theory of what makes a hit song.