Cliffie Stone’s Hometown Jamboree – KXLA Pasadena

Mike Cherry, in his “Lost Treasures “Catfish Boogie” post of May 8, 2020, lamented the lack of air checks for Tennessee Ernie Ford, so here’s one.

It’s “Ol’ Ern” on Cliffie Stone’s Hometown Jamboree which aired Monday, July 4, 1949, over KXLA 1110 AM Pasadena.

Cliffie had various shows with live entertainment, live commercials and live audiences on various Southern California radio stations during the 1940’s. He had an ensemble cast of many, including Merle Travis and his wife Judy Hayden, Molly Bee, Eddie Kirk, Bucky Tibbs, Terry Preston (before he began performing under his real name, Ferlin Husky), and even Cliffie’s father, who picked and sang as Herman the Hermit.


Cliffie Stone’s Hometown Jamboree – KXLA Pasadena – July 4, 1949 (28:39)

Author: Dick Ellingson

Aging gratefully in a little country town. Parcel post crusher; blood'n'guts laundry serf; parking lot fender bender/bumper jumper; Lazy B flunkie with 7-word job title; P-I down crew; bobtail trucker; Sunbeam breader; retail store mangler; bothersome boiler roomie; fake real estate agent; d.j./copywriter/p.d./ripper/reader - 600 KGEZ Good Advertising, Kalispell; Community Radio 1510 KURB, Mountlake Terrace; 1540 News/MOR/92.5 Solid Gold Rock & Roll KFKF, Bellevue; 1150 Kountry KAYO America's Own Music, Seattle; 1300 KoMPaSs Radio 13 Modern Country, Seattle; 1360 KLFF Good Music & Great Memories, Glendale/Phoenix; 106.3 Concert 106 KONC, Sun City/Phoenix; 1580 KCWW Real Country Network, Tempe/Phoenix. Four-year Volunteer P-I/Times/TNT news reader for Evergreen Radio Reading Service at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, Seattle; dotcomboom stock trader who came out alive; King County Metro Bus Driver; Seattle Streetcar Operator. Two pups & a pension = easy livin'! More articles by Dick

4 thoughts on “Cliffie Stone’s Hometown Jamboree – KXLA Pasadena

  1. I downloaded this program from a website in 2011 and listened to it maybe 50 times, anybody share the same passion?

  2. In the late ’50’s, my cousin and I would ditch school at John Muir HS and make it to the studio in the basement of the Huntington-Sheraton Hotel In Pasadena. We were treated (free) to a live performance of Cliffie Stone and the Hometown Jamboree broadcast on KXLA and, sometimes, to a second session that was recorded to be broadcast at a later date. Those were the days, my friend. We thought they’d never end . . .

    Yes, I take credit for pioneering the four-day school-week in the late 50’s.

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