Harris, Guy 1970-02-24

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Guy Harris, Vice President and General Manager of WOAI in San Antonio, recalls his career in radio and many of the personalities he has been in contact with throughout his career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Guy Harris

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Date: February 24, 1970

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Music listened to as a youngster, The "Hit of the Week", Working in Chicago as a dishwasher, Music lessons from Shannon Pierce, Lawrence B. Sacks’ Amateur Hour, Joins Art Cartle as a singer, Into broadcasting, Theory about how one’s favorite song is determined, Music during the Depression compared to music today, Country music, Music with stories told in the lyrics, Music habits never repeat, Tommy Dorsey Tribute on record, The big bands and automobiles, Singers before the band, Episode recalled by Ralph Black, George Gershwin is panned for first jazz number, Shooting for the younger set in music, Mitch Miller’s early career in music, A disagreement over musical taste.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mitch Miller’s career (continued), Origin of the "Sing Along With Mitch" show, Mitch Miller today, Eddy Arnold’s friendship, Eddy Arnold sings to Mrs. Alligretti, Eddy Arnold’s nerves, Some musical personalities, "San Antonio Rose" appreciated, Country music during World War II.

Range Dates: c. 1920s-1970

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1970

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