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 
Dudley Ballou.

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