Marvin was killed in a farm accident in May of 1978, when a tractor overturned on him. Many, many folks from governors to the general public attended his funeral. Andy Vines, his grandson commented in A.J.'s blog...Andy, are you still out there? For a bit of history from A.J. Lindsey's blog, see this link:
Some radio experts said the varied format KAAY employed would never work. They were proven wrong. Marvin Vines' program was an important one and was well received. I grew up on a farm and, even though I wasn't in the business end (we sustained it for our own use and survival), I understand how important farm news can/could be.
Marvin is followed by Wayne Moss, who airs more great music. Wayne sounds as great today as he did back then! Mitch Michaels continues with the news.
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Looks like some folks enjoying radio there on the farm in the above picture! (This was gleaned from an October 1958 issue of QST, a Ham radio production...but I couldn't resist! The magazine was issued the same month and year I was born! Bud)
Again, thanks to Russell Wells for contributing these audio files !
Bud S. (email@example.com)