Lewis, Bob Tumbleweed Smith 1971-04-20
Bob Lewis, known on radio as Tumbleweed Smith, discusses his broadcasting career and follows the interview with a sample of his syndicated program, "The Sound of Texas."
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Bob Tumbleweed Smith Lewis
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: April 20, 1971
Location: Big Spring, Texas
Interviewer: Fred Carpenter
Length: 40 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Parents and grandparents in grocery business,
Born in Waco (1935),
Educated at Baylor University,
Experiences hitchhiking across the U. S.,
Recalls studies in Monterrey, Mexico,
Army experiences described,
Received job offer from Big Spring radio station,
Worked with radio in Des Moines, Iowa (1966),
Explains methods of interviewing and editing for radio,
Expresses attitude toward sending tapes to universities,
Discussion of the mechanics of copying tapes,
Description of studio and equipment.
Tape 1, Side 2: Outlines broadcasting methods,
Carpenter records one of Smith’s edited tapes,
Panhandle citizen tells about life in a dugout.
Range Dates: 1935-1971
Bulk Dates: 1935-1971
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