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Johnny Western Edit Profile

Personality

Johnny Western, American Personality. Named to television Music Hall of Fame, 1994. Board of 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 the high school, Northfield, Minnesota.

Career

On air personality, KDHL Radio, Faribault, Minnesota, 1949-1953;on air personality, KAUS Radio, Austin, Minnesota, 1953-1954;on air personality, KMMT-television (ABC), Austin, Minnesota, 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

  • Other Work

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

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: 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.

father:
John Herbert Western

mother:
Dolly Arkinson (Richards) Western

spouses:
Louisa Edwina Proctor

Joenna Ann Sturdivant

children:
Louisa Edwina Western

Leslie Evelyn Western

Jami Western

Jana Western

Brandi Jo Western