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Western Music Time with OJ Sikes

    • Saturdays, 2:00pm3:00pm

    DJ  O.
    J. Sikes, historian and nationally syndicated reviewer of Western music whose work
    appears regularly in "Western Clippings", "Rope Burns",
    "The Western Way"
    and on a number of web sites. Beginning in 1982 and
    continuing into the 1990's, he reviewed Western music, first for "Under
    Western Skies",
    a film magazine, and then for "Song of the West"
    magazine. His articles on Western music and its history, and other Western
    topics, have also been published in all of these periodicals and in
    "Cowboy"
    magazine, "American Cowboy" magazine and "Classic
    Country & Western"
    magazine.


    He has written liner notes for a number of CD's, including Gene Autry's
    "25 Cowboy Classics"
    , Rex Allen's "The Voice of the West", the
    Cass County Boys' "Ride Ranger Ride", Monte Hale's "The Real
    Monte"
    and others. He is also a frequent panelist at Western music and
    film festivals.


    O.J. enjoyed both western and country music as a small boy in N.C., and
    later, in 1960, became a Sons of the Pioneers fan when he saw the group
    perform in Colorado. In college in Nashville, he visited the Grand Ole Opry
    frequently, where he was introduced to the music of Patsy Cline, Flatt &
    Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Marty Robbins, and other legendary country
    performers.  These experiences became the roots of what became a life-long
    hobby. 


    In 2001, he began a radio show, "Western Music Time",  which features
    music and stories "from the days of the silver screen cowboys," and includes
    contemporary Western music as well. The show reaches  a wide range of
    listeners, from office workers to truck drivers, from members of the armed
    forces on duty overseas to wranglers gathered around a computer in the
    bunkhouse. In 2010, “Western Music Time” was voted Show of the Year
    by the members of the Western Music Association (
    www.WesternMusic.org).
    He is currently serving with Johnny Western, Rex Allen, Jr., Roy Rogers, Jr.
    and others on the Western Music Association's Advisory Board, and is a
    member of the WMA's Hall of Fame selection committee.

    Western Music Time