KWKH Personality Frank Page Dies
January 15, 2013 at 7:48 AM (PT)
According the SHREVEPORT TIMES, former radio personality FRANK PAGE passed away on WEDNESDAY (1/9) at the age of 87.
PAGE had a severe respiratory infection that had left him hospitalized in the ICU recently. He is survived by his wife HELEN and a brother.
An industry veteran, FRANK PAGE’s broadcasting career spanned 65 years, and includes the historical honor of being the first person to ever introduce ELVIS PRESLEY to a paying audience in 1954 in LOUISIANA while working for KWKH-A/SHREVEPORT. While on KWKH, PAGE became the announcer for the “LOUISIANA HAYRIDE” show where he introduced audiences to the music of Country legends such as HANK SR., SLIM WHITMAN, JOHNNY HORTON and many more.
Services for PAGE will take place TODAY (1/15) at ROSE-NEATH FUNERAL HOME in SHREVEPORT. Donations may be made to the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, the WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT or a charity of choice.