We been waitin’ for the snappy new Cowpoke Radio T-shirts to arrive, and the UPS driver dumped off a big box of ’em on Thursday. After we all went through and stole what we wanted, we were going to set some out on a table out front with a sign saying $25 each, but then… Continue reading The New Cowpoke Radio T-Shirts Are Here!
Folks ask us all the darn time, “Hey, The Cowpoke, what’s your schedule of the programs that you all play on your radio station there?” And we say, well, 92.785% of the time we play nothing but old Country & Western records. But what about the other 7.215% of the time? Well, those hours and… Continue reading KWPX Broadcast Schedule
Back in the 1940s when he was reaching the height of his popularity and success, the great Gene Autry — Public Cowboy No. 1 — put together a list of basic tenets to live by known as The Cowboy Code. Intended originally for his younger listeners and fans, the Cowboy Code grew in renown over the… Continue reading Gene Autry’s Cowboy Code
In Northern California back in the 1950s and 1960s, listeners had their choice of numerous radio stations playing both kinds of music — Country and Western. Among those stations were KEEN in San Jose; KVSM in San Mateo; KSAY in San Francisco; KTRB in Modesto; KCEY in Turlock; and mighty KRAK in Sacramento. KRAK began… Continue reading Sacramento’s KRAK Country Radio
Cottonseed Clark spent his first years in Reno, Texas, in the dusty, cotton-growing heart of the Red River Valley, where his daddy was a dirt farmer and the one and only school teacher — for all eleven grades — in the town’s one-room schoolhouse. “My real handle is Sim Clark Fulks,” he wrote in the 1945… Continue reading Cottonseed Clark
Sometimes, just settin’ around in the bullpen here at Cowpoke Radio, somebody will ask a question about some long-lost Country and/or Western Music performer or song from the past, and we’ll get to searching the Interwebs to see what we can dig up. What are our go-to websites for helping to locate those lost treasures?… Continue reading Country & Western Music Research Resources
If April’s showers are true to form, May will bring flowers and weather that’s warm! Here’s our pulchritudinous pinup for the merry month of May, regally rendered through the brilliant brush of Al Moore in Esquire (May 1951).
Black Jack Wayne (left) and Johnny Cash, together in their show finery. Making an assumption here, but we’re guessing that John R. Cash is appearing on Black Jack’s weekly program on KTVU (Channel 2) in Oakland. Johnny may have also been promoting an upcoming appearance at Jack’s fabled Garden of Allah in Niles, probably in… Continue reading Black Jack Wayne
It’s a sad and solemn Sunday here in the KWPX studio, with the news that magnificent M-M-Mel Tillis has gone to his great reward. According to a statement issued by his publicist, Mel, who was 85 years old and resided in Ocala, Fla., had “battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and never fully recovered.” Mel… Continue reading Mel Tillis (1932-2017)
It’s Episode 6 of Church of the Hollywood B Cowboy, in which host John Mack Flanagan discusses how to build your own B Western movie library. To access every episode of the Church of the Hollywood B Cowboy podcast, please click here.