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Johnny Western

Johnny Western, American personality. Named to television Music Hall of Fame, 1994. Board directors Literary Volumes American, Wichita, 1990-1997.

Background

  • Western, Johnny was born on October 28, 1934 in Two Harbors, Minnesota, United States. Son of John Herbert and Dolly Arkinson (Richards) Western.

  • Education

    • Graduated from high school, Northfield, Minnesota.

    Career

    • On air personality KDHL Radio, Faribault, Minnesota, 1949-1953, KAUS Radio, Austin, 1953-1954, KMMT-television (ABC), Austin, 1953-1954. Featured singer, guitarist Gene Autry Show, Hollywood, California, 1956-1957. Featured singer The Johnny Cash Show, Nashville, 1958-1965.

      Performer Johnny Western Show, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1966-1985. On air personality KFDI Radio, Wichita, since 1986.

    Works

    • Author: (forward) The Johnny Cash Discography, 1986, The Waylon Jennings Dirscography, 1995. Performer Have Gun-Will Travel, 1958-1964.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Board directors Literary Volumes American, Wichita, 1990-1997.

    Personality

    Interests

    Collecting western memorabelia, movies, music, art.

    Connections

    • Married Louisa Edwina Proctor, July 21, 1953 (divorced January 1964). Children: Louisa Edwina, Leslie Evelyn. Married Joenna Ann Sturdivant, August 9, 1966.

      Children: Jami, Jana, Brandi Jo.
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    • 1949 - 1953
      On air personality KDHL Radio
      Faribault, Minnesota, United States
    • 1953 - 1954
      On air personality KDHL Radio
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1953 - 1954
      On air personality KDHL Radio
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1956 - 1957
      featured singer
      Hollywood, Florida, United States
    • 1958 - 1965
      featured singer The Johnny Cash Show
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1966 - 1985
      performer Johnny Western Show
      Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
    • 1986
      on air personality KFDI Radio
      Wichita, Kansas, United States

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