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Pete Bontsema

June 30, 1977 OH14 55 min.


Performer. Musician and comedian best known in the Chicago area. Performed as Pete of the Al & Pete act, which was broadcast on WLS radio in the 1930s.

Interview Summary

1977 June 30
(55 minutes)
Performer Pete Bontsema recalls his days in country music radio on WLS Chicago. Discussion includes working as part of Al & Pete; his definition of country music; his start in music; playing on WLS; and memories of different personalities that he worked with during his radio years.

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