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 George Dewey “Judge” Hay

George Dewey “Judge” Hay

Birth
Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, USA
Death 8 May 1968 (aged 72)
Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City, Virginia, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 1785 · View Source
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Radio Personality. Born George Dewey Hay, he was noted for being the first announcer on the world renowned, Grand Ole Opry radio program. He began his career in radio in 1923, as a late-night announcer at station WBC Memphis, Tennessee and later was the announcer for the Barn Dance broadcast on NBC. In November 1925, when NBC aired the first Grand Ole Opry program from Nashville, he was at the helm as the show's MC. During the 1930s, he was involved with Rural Radio Magazine about country music acts and worked on the movie "Grand Ole Opry" (1940). He was an announcer with the radio show during the 1940s and toured the country with Opry acts. In 1966, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1785
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Dewey “Judge” Hay (9 Nov 1895–8 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1785, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .