David P.  Stone

Date: 1983 May 25
Length: 109 min.
Call Number: OHC290


Radio and television broadcaster. Born October 27, 1901. Died August 31, 1995. Joined WSM Nashville as general staff and Grand Ole Opry announcer, early 1930s. Joined KSTP St. Paul, 1940. Founder, Sunset Valley Barn Dance radio and television shows. Host, Hymn Time, 1960s-1970s. Retired from broadcasting, 1977.

Interview Summary

1983 May 25
(1 hour, 49 minutes)
Broadcaster David Stone recalls experiences from his early years at WSM-Nashville. Discussion includes a family history; his start in radio; joining WSM; his career prior to radio; his brother, Harry Stone, and his association with WSM; early WSM personalities, including Judge Hay, Sarie & Sally, and the Vagabonds; and memories of the early Grand Ole Opry.