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Classic Tales of Old Dorp: Kolin Hager, WGY’s first announcer, reflects on first two years

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The Daily Gazette is reprinting excerpts of the late Larry Hart's long-running column, “Tales of Old Dorp.” Hart was a big fan of vintage radio shows, stations and announcers. Today, the writer sounds off about early WGY broadcasts and Kolin Hager, one of the station’s first stars behind the microphone. This column originally was published March 16, 1976. On March 9, 1924, the Gazette printed an interview with Kolin Hager, then the Number One announcer ...

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