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Randy Atcher

November 6, 1988 OHC19 240 min.


Television personality and country music artist. Born December 7, 1918. Died October 9, 2002. Best known for his work during the 1950s-1960s as the host of two Louisville, Kentucky-based television shows aired on WHAS-TV, T-Bar-V Ranch and Hayloft Hoedown. During his later career gained a reputation as a respected reader for the American Printing House for the Blind, for whom he recorded more than 600 books.

Interview Summary

1988 November 6
(4 hours)
Performer Randy Atcher talks about his career during the early years of country music. Discussion includes a brief family history; childhood memories; the start of his singing career with brother Bob Atcher; early radio and road show performances; comments on the typical country music audiences; his work on the Kentucky Play Party; his comic character Lemuel Q. Splutterfuss; working with Uncle Henry & His Mountaineers; working with Sunshine Sue & the Rock Creek Rangers; his songwriting; his enlistment in the Air Force; and efforts by Universal Studios to make him a singing cowboy star.

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