Cowpoke Radio · Pinup Girl

This Month’s Pinup Girl

Well, what are the odds? Our pinup for this month is a bubbly gal drawn by Jerry Thompson (a/k/a T.N. Thompson) that was part of the Shaw-Barton Calendar Company’s offering in 1955. The bonus? It just so happens that the dates on the November 1955 calendar correspond exactly to November 2016! IMAGE CREDIT: “Ready To Throw… Continue reading This Month’s Pinup Girl

Cowpoke Legends · Cowpoke Radio · Podcast

The Church of the Hollywood B Cowboy (Volume 1)

The Church of the Hollywood B Cowboy is a loving salute to the men and women who created those one-hour movies so popular in the ’30s and ’40s. Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter … they’re all here with a focus on those long ago days. Your podcast podner, John Mack Flanagan — who was… Continue reading The Church of the Hollywood B Cowboy (Volume 1)

Country Music · Cowpoke Radio

Willie Nelson, Disc Jockey

Around about the same time that he was working on becoming one of the greatest legends in American music history, Willie Nelson was also gainfully employed behind the microphone as a disc jockey for several Country radio stations, spinning records during the day, then singing his own tunes at night. As recounted in his must-read… Continue reading Willie Nelson, Disc Jockey

Country Music · Cowpoke Radio

New On The Cowpoke: “Gotta Travel On”

Just added to the KWPX Cowpoke Corral of Country Classics is the 1959 recording of “Gotta Travel On” by local legends Rose and Cal Maddox, backed by the fabulous Black Jack Wayne Band. Rose and Cal are part of the Alabama-born, Modesto-based Maddox Brothers & Rose, known far and wide as “The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band… Continue reading New On The Cowpoke: “Gotta Travel On”

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The Girl On The Billboard…

This is a picture I took back in the mid-1970s of a cute girl on a billboard wearing nothing but a bikini and a smile: She’s real cute, but she’s not the girl wearing nothing but a smile and a towel in the picture on the billboard in the field near the big old highway in… Continue reading The Girl On The Billboard…