Smokey Smith entertained the people of Iowa both on the radio and through the sponsorship of live Country Music concerts, many of which were held at the KRNT Theatre. Smokey was heard on KRNT, KWDM (now KWKY), KWKY, KNIA (Knoxville, IA) and had a live Country Music TV show on KRNT-TV in the 50's.
Here is a link to the Country Music Broadcasters Association and a brief biography of Smokey.
Smokey Smith profile
Smokey at a 1962 KWKY remote from the Iowa State Fair
Smokey Smith passed away on February 3, 2014. Smokey's funeral program
Smokey Smith Pictures
KWKY promotion piece from the 1960's
KRNT-TV audio from 1957 Iowa State Fair - Smokey Smith show intro
Smokey Sings Iowa Rose
Pictures and audio courtesy of Smokey Smith (retired in Des Moines)
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