Willis Conover, program pilot for Ballantine Ale

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A short pilot program, from the early 1950s, followed by Conover discussing the various programs he hosted in the Washington, D.C. area. The pilot combines elements of WEAM's "House of Sounds" and a late-night program at that station. The tape had been previously used, and may have come from WEAM, which was a country music station at the time; remnants of a country music show or pilot follow Conover's material, and include a performance by the Bluegrass Valley Boys.

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Conover, Willis 195u.

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This audio recording is part of the collection entitled: Music Library Conover Collection and was provided by UNT Music Library to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 75 times . More information about this recording can be viewed below.

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A short pilot program, from the early 1950s, followed by Conover discussing the various programs he hosted in the Washington, D.C. area. The pilot combines elements of WEAM's "House of Sounds" and a late-night program at that station. The tape had been previously used, and may have come from WEAM, which was a country music station at the time; remnants of a country music show or pilot follow Conover's material, and include a performance by the Bluegrass Valley Boys.

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Music Library Conover Collection

This small selection of program lists, recording schedules, and promos comes from the collection of Willis Conover (1920-1996), a jazz producer and broadcaster on the Voice of America for over forty years. A much larger collection of Conover materials--including some 22,000 recordings--is available in tangible form at the UNT Music Library.

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  • 195u

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  • Sept. 4, 2015, 9:45 a.m.

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  • Sept. 4, 2015, 12:02 p.m.

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Conover, Willis. Willis Conover, program pilot for Ballantine Ale, audio recording, 195u; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701826/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.