WONE-AM went on the air in Dayton in 1949, and was owned by Skyland Broadcasting Company. Their hillbilly DJ show was known as Skyland Ranch and was hosted at various times by a couple of the most popular hillbilly DJs to ever hit Dayton: Tommy Sutton and Bill Hamby. Mornings were hillbilly and afternoons were pop. This all changed when the station was sold and went through a series of owners and format changes. Around 1970, it went top-40 country with no older country, no local artists, no sacred music, and no bluegrass. Then, amazingly, in the late 1970s, the station employed Fred Bartenstein to do a Sunday-night bluegrass show on the station for a few years, which probably reached an audience previously unfamiliar with bluegrass.

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