David P.  Stone

Date: 1983 May 26
Length: 108 min.
Call Number: OHC291

Biography

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 26
(1 hour, 48 minutes)
Broadcaster David P. Stone talks about his move from WSM in Nashville to KSTP in St. Paul and his experiences as the developer of the Sunset Valley Barn Dance. Discussion includes the 1937 Louisville flood; his move to KSTP; the start of the Sunset Valley Barn Dance; experiences traveling with the Barn Dance road shows; memories of Barn Dance performers; the Barn Dance‘s move to television; and comments on the factors leading to the end of the show.