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Jan. 17th: KSLA News 12 Frank Page Editorial

The Louisiana Hayride is an important and influential part of the history of Shreveport and the ArkLaTex. And a man forever an integral part of the Hayride, Frank Page, died a few days ago.

Mr. Page became an announcer for the Louisiana Hayride in 1949. At the time, the Hayride could be heard all across America on KWKH, a booming AM radio station. Country entertainers like Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Jimmie Davis and Hank Williams,Sr. were all introduced by Frank Page on the stage of the Municipal Auditorium.

It was Mr. Page who introduced Elvis Presley when Elvis was still an unknown in 1954.

For those of us in the broadcast industry, the passing of someone like Frank Page is particularly moving. He was a veteran radio broadcaster who not only served the ArkLaTex well, but who helped spread country music all across America.

For those of you who would like more information on his life you can go to our web site, ksla.com and search Frank Page.

I'm James Smith.

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