George Dewey Hay was born in Attica, Indiana back in 1895. I don’t have any information prior to WWI, but after the war was over he was in Memphis, Tennessee working a WMC-AM radio. January of 1923, he was a late-night announcer at the station. By 1924 his popularity increased and he for WLS-AM in Chicago, Illinois where he served as the announcer for the National Barn Dance program.
In 1925, he moved to WSM-AM in Nashville, Tennessee. He retired and moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia where he died in 1968, he was 72.
What you may not know about George is that he was the founder of the original Grand Ole Opry in 1925. I know this one is short, but that’s all I have.
Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today.