Biff Collie

Date: 1976 April 07
Length: 97 min.
Call Number: OH36

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

1976 April 7
(1 hour 37 minutes)
Disc jockey Biff Collie talks about his career in country music radio. Discussion includes the circumstances surrounding his first record; working as a disc jockey and booking agent in Houston; the Houston Hoedown; booking acts for the Magnolia Gardens; start of his radio work; and experiences from the early years of his radio career.