WMEX 50 KW DA days
Mon May 8 07:17:54 EDT 2006
A. Joseph Ross wrote:
>On 7 May 2006 at 21:17, Donna Halper wrote:
> > Bud Ballou died suddenly in April of 1976-- there were lots of
> > rumours, but the only thing the obit said was he died of an aneurysm,
> > as I recall. He was 34. He has been on two top 40 stations in
> > Syracuse before coming to Boston-- I think he came here sometime in
> > mid 1965.
>I remember him in 1971, I think, introducing Buffalo Bob Smith to a
>college audience at New England Life Hall. A friend of mine was
>going to Suffolk University at the time and got me a ticket. At the
>end of the show, Bud Ballou came on stage, and Buffalo Bob sang,
>"Here's a friend of Howdy-Doo / And his name is Bud Ballou..."
>Was that his real name? I keep wondering whether he named himself
>after the Bob & Ray character Wally Ballou.
I somehow recall him joining WMEX in 1970. He definitely was at WKBW in
'67-68. Going by some old surveys, he seemed to have left by the autumn of
'71 (didn't he go to 105.7?). I read somewhere that his real name was
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