About the Disc Jockey / Emcee
Malcolm was known as a storyteller and a blackface impersonator
known as "Spareribs". He was also a sometime emcee on the WLS
National Barn Dance. During 1943 (and we say that because the WLS Family
Album was dated 1944 and it said 'last year'), Malcolm handled a two hour
stint from 3am to 5am in the morning. But during the war, that was
discontinued. But he continued to handle transcriptions in the early
morning and telling his stories for children.