“Fred Fiske’s Double Life on the Air”


By Patrick 

From Marc Fisher:

    Now it can be told: The backwoods voice of Washington’s most popular hillbilly radio show of the 1950s, Skeeter Hawkins, was in fact longtime talk show host Fred Fiske, putting on a Kentucky accent and posing for publicity photos wearing a big cowboy hat.

    Under his own name, Fiske — who in September will celebrate 60 years on Washington airwaves and 30 years at public radio station WAMU — was a disc jockey at WWDC in the ’50s, playing the sounds of Perry Como and Frankie Laine.

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