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Hugh Cherry

February 28, 1996 OHC57 240 min.


Country music disc jockey. Born October 7, 1922. Died October 15, 1998. Career active late 1940s-1970s. Worked as a disc jockey, documentary narrator, author, and college lecturer. Honored as Country Music Man of the Year in 1971 by the Academy of Country Music. Member, Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame.

Interview Summary

1996 February 28
(4 hours)
Disc jockey Hugh Cherry discusses his thirty-plus years in country music radio. Discussion includes his family history and childhood in Kentucky; the start of his radio career; moving his radio career to Nashville; his experiences as a disc jockey; comments on country music radio in Nashville during the 1940s and 1950s; and comments on changes in country music.

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