Don Hunt, KMOX’s “Uncle Billy” Author of Radiomusicomedy
Versatility – one of the first requisites of a radio station attaché – is shown in the remarkable combination of talents of Don Hunt, chief continuity writer at KMOX, who now makes his debut as “The KMOX Song Writer.” He is now featured over KMOX each Friday at 10:05 a.m.
He interprets his own song compositions by his piano playing and singing voice. He plays the piano equally as effectively as he does the typewriter and the lyrics of his songs are as pleasing as his radio scripts.
On his program of last Friday he presented “I Do,” “Fortune Teller’s Song,” a number from his radiomusicomedy, “Fleurette,” “My Mother’s Flowers,” sung with Gay Lee, who is featured on the KMOX Noon Hour programs, and “Rosette.”
On his broadcast for Friday, July 8, he will present his original version of “River Jordan,” a spiritual; “Air de Ballet,” an instrumental number; “My Heart Is Your Heart,” and “Mary Ann, which he says is one of his favorites.
Under another radio alias Don Hunt is widely known as “Uncle Billy,” popular with children and grownups everywhere for his stories-in-song, and is heard from KMOX at 5 p/.m. daily except Saturday and Sunday.
(Originally published in Radio and Entertainment 7/9/1932).