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Wier, Don

Wier, Don

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Interview 169a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Don Wier recalls the early days of Diboll's KSPL radio station. Mr. Wier worked at the station from its beginnings in 1957 until 1960, when he left to pursue a career in the insurance business. He talks about the music he played, the station's schedule and his differences with Arthur Temple, Jr. concerning music choices. Mr. Wier had the first, and for a while, the only afternoon request show that featured the popular music favored by Deep East Texas teenagers and young people, and eventually Mr. Temple let him play that music during that show if he played the music he preferred for the rest of the day. He mentions Tommy Ward Lanyon, Delores Camp, Owen McMullen, and Ruth Ruby.