The first show aired from 6:45am to 7:00am; the second program aired from 11:30am to 12:00noon. He had a unique recording contract affiliation for a time. The label was the Nugget label and it was owned by his mother and himself. A 1950 article indicated he had released a couple of his tunes on the label, "The Michigan Waltz" and "Take Me Back To Michigan". In 1955, Earl and his band were working at WCEN in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
There, he had a 7:00am show called "Melody Trails". Then at 7:00pm every night, he had a show called "Country Junction". He worked pretty much full time for the station. In addition to the two shows, he was also the Farm Editor, Talent Director and Staff anouncer for the station.
He co-owned the Bass Lake Pavillion with his mother, Mrs. Pearl Lewis, where he and the band played each Saturday night. During this time, Earl had signed on with Columbia Records. Credits & Sources * Country Song Roundup; No. 8; October 1950; Charlton Pub.
Corp.; Derby, CT * Cowboy Songs; No. 40; April 1955; Charlton Pub. Corp.; Derby, CT Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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