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The Royal Serenaders
WWVA Original Jamboree

About the Group

About The Group

On WWVA back in the mid to late 1930s, the Royal Serenaders were on the air featuring Hawaiian music and comedy in 1935.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Frank Gates (alias Grandma)
  • Charles Gates
  • Bill Burkhart
  • Bud Taylor
  • Virgil Smith