Biff Collie

Date: 1974 October 30
Length: 95 min.
Call Number: OH34

Biography

Country music disc jockey and promoter. Born November 25, 1926. Died February 19, 1992. Real name: Hiram Abiff Collie. Career active 1940s-1980s. Host of the Philip Morris Country Music Show, a famous road show of 1957-1958. Worked at KFOX, Long Beach, California during the 1960s. Member, Country Music DJ Hall of Fame.

Interview Summary

1974 October 30
(1 hour, 35 minutes)
Disc jockey Biff Collie talks about his early radio career. Discussion includes his start in radio; and overview of his early career; reactions to his start playing hillbilly music; experiences working in Alice, Texas; working at KSIX in Corpus Christi; his move to Houston; working with Cactus Pryor; and experiences booking country talent for Houston audiences, including Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell.