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Stan Widney
Born:  August 29, 1901
Died:  October 23, 1962
WHO Iowa Barn Dance Frolic
KRNT Des Moines, IA
WKY Oklahoma City, OK (1927)
WHO Des Moines, IA (1933)

About The Disc Jockey / Emcee

Stan Widney was the stage manager of the WHO Barn Dance Frolic at one time. He was said to be one of the busiest men in Des Moines, Iowa every Saturday. In addition to rehearsal duties every week, he was also the emcee for one complete 'unit' of the show.

His theatrical career began at the age of 19. He made is radio debut in 1927 over radio station WKY in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He joined the WHO staff in 1933. They wrote in an old WHO Barn Dance Frolic souvenir program that he had an infectious laugh that made "The Old Salt" popular with the fans of the show.

  • Souvenir Program, W-H-O Barn Dance Frolic; date published unknown

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