KING, NELSON (1914-1974)

Nelson King was one of the first members of the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame. In the Cincinnati area, he presided over the WCKY Jamboree and Hillbilly Hit Parade when they had their greatest popularity and were on the air for four hours every night. At that point in time, bluegrass had not yet been divorced from country music, so he played bluegrass artists right along with country artists. He was voted the top deejay in the U.S. for eight consecutive years.

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