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Mickie Evans

Mickie began her singing career when she was just 13 and traveled around the country performing with various hillbilly bands. In the mid 1940’s, she was performing on her own over ABC Radio’s Saturday night "Hayloft Hoedown." Around 1947, she relocated to Orlando and was given a daily show on Orlando’s new AM station, 990 WHOO, tagged as the "South's Fastest and Highest Girl Yodeler."

Come 1950, she moved to Trenton, NJ where she and her band, the Dixie Melody Boys, were heard over WTTM. There, she had a chance to share billing with many of country music’s big names of the day, like Eddy Arnold, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Snow, Little Jimmy Dickens, Pee Wee King, Roy Acuff, and Hawkshaw Hawkins. Some TV exposure didn’t hurt her career either, with guest appearances on such shows as the Arthur Godfrey Show.

By the mid 50’s, Mickie had returned to Orlando and WHOO where she was doing a 2½-hour daily radio show. Her second association with the station ended in 1957. Four years later, she began hosting a 45-minute weekday morning slot (later expanded to an hour) on WLOF-TV Channel 9, which aired until 1965.

Station History

1947 - 1950 Other Central Florida Stations (On Air Personality)
1954 - 1957 Other Central Florida Stations (On Air Personality)

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