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Biff Collie
Original name: Hiram Abiff Collie
Birth: Nov. 25, 1926, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1992, USA

Radio Personality. He began his radio career at KMAC radio in San Antonio as a teenager. After stints at Browning and Alice, Texas, he went on to KNUZ radio in Houston and later to KPRC. The first country dj in that city, which remains one of the premiere markets for country music radio. While in Houston, he also promoted and booked shows, becoming one of the first to ever book Hank Williams, Sr., Tennessee Ernie Ford and a young kid from Memphis named Elvis Presley. During this time, he also recorded for Columbia Records and Starday Records. In 1957, he became manager and emcee for the Philip Morris Country Music Show, which were broadcast nationally on Mutual and CBS Radio. The 1960s were spent in Los Angeles where he remained for the decade, gaining huge popularity over KFOX Radio. He was consistently in the top ten radio personalities in Billboard and Music Reporter magazines, and was also named "Best Radio Personality" by the Academy of Country Music, an organization which he served on the Board of Directors and produced the annual awards show in 1967. He moved to Nashville in 1969 and produced the first syndicated radio show, "Inside Nashville" that ran on stations across the country for many years. He died in Brentwood, Tennessee, on February 19, 1992.  (bio by: Sharon Smith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Guthrie Collie (1895 - 1979)
  Ruth Pearl Gentle Collie (1897 - 1984)
 
 Spouse:
  Barbara Jean Sullivan Collie (1934 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ruth Joy Collie Hanson (1920 - 2011)*
  Charles Christian Collie (1923 - 1988)*
  Thelma Lady Collie Duecker (1924 - 2015)*
  Biff Collie (1926 - 1992)
  Mary June Collie Duecker (1929 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Ashes interred-Memorial to those who donated bodies to Vanderbilt University Medical School.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Sharon Smith
Record added: Sep 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7882062
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Biff Collie
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