Friday, November 09, 2007

Trivia for November 9

Category: News/Trivia

On November 9, 1895, George Dewey Hay was born in Attica, Indiana.

In 1927, Hay stepped before a microphone at WSM in Nashville to introduce the WSM Barn Dance, which aired following NBC radio network programming of classical music. He told the listeners, "For the past hour you've been listening to music taken largely from grand opera. From now on, we will present the Grand Ole Opry!"

Country music has never been the same since.

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