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Who Horace Logan
What Horace Logan, started the 'Louisiana Hayride,' which gave breaks to Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, dies
When October 13, 2002
Where Victoria, TX

(Excerpt from the article mentioned above)

Victoria, Texas (AP) --

Horace Lee Logan, who started the country music program "Louisiana Hayride" and first said what became the catch-phrase "Elvis has left the building," died Sunday. He was 86.

Logan had pancreatitis and acute respiratory distress syndrome, said his wife, Linda.

Logan began in radio when he was 16, after winning a contest to become an announcer on KWKH-AM in Shreveport, La., Mrs. Logan said.

He began producing the Hayride, a country music show performed before a live KWKH audience in Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium, in 1948. It survived only two years after Logan's departure in 1958.

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