"Sleepy" Jeffers started his performing career when he was just ten years
old on December 25, 1932. In 1940, he moved with his dad and brother
to radio station WWVA in Wheeling, WV, then later to WMMN in Fairmont, WV.
While he was at WMMN, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and was discharged
about three and a half-years later.
When he got out of the service, he began working at WTIP out of Charleston,
SC on his own disc jockey show. By 1951, he was working with KTBV in
Shreveport, Louisiana, with a show at 10:45am each day.
He was also appearing twice daily at 6:15am and 11:30am, Monday through
Saturdays on the Davis Twins' show.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 12, June 1951, Charlton Publishing Corp.,