Bob Atcher

Date: 1987 May 02
Length: 120 min.
Call Number: OHC18


Country music recording artist and radio performer. Born May 11, 1914. Died October 31, 1993. Full name Robert Owen Atcher. Career active 1930s-early 1970s. Appeared as a regular performer on the WLS National Barn Dance and the WGN Barn Dance from the 1940s-1971.

Interview Summary

1987 May 2
(2 hours)
Performer Bob Atcher discusses his country music career in radio and television. Discussion includes experiences working in Chicago; his work on several radio and television shows, including the National Barn Dance, Meadow Gold Ranch, the Faultless Starch Show, and Pioneer Playhouse; his career with his wife, Maggie Atcher; his advertising techniques and relationship with show sponsors; and his western costumes created by Nudie the Rodeo Tailor and Rodeo Ben.