David Cobb

Date: 1983 August 29
Length: 109 min.
Call Number: OHC64


Radio announcer. Born 1912. Died December 1988. Career active late 1930s-early 1970s. Radio announcer for WSM Nashville. Announced pop and country programs, including the Grand Ole Opry. Best known for his phrase “Music City, U.S.A.”

Interview Summary

1983 August 29
(1 hour, 49 minutes)

WSM radio announcer David Cobb talks about his experiences in Nashville radio during his years at WSM. Discussion includes early WSM staff; the early Grand Ole Opry; changes at the Opry; early Opry performers; Fred Rose; early radio sponsors; and an Opry program list from 1942.