Proud of East Texas: Tom Perryman: Pioneer of the Year Award

By Joan Hallmark

For 66 years, award-winning broadcaster and legendary DJ Tom Perryman, has been playing country music and connecting with his fans.

Young unknowns like Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, Ray Price, Johnny Horton and so many other future stars of country music, got their starts with Perryman's help. That's why Perryman's newest honor as the 2013 Texas Association of Broadcasters" Pioneer of the Year" is so fitting.

You can listen to Perryman's music and colorful stories on KKUS "the Ranch", Monday through Friday from 9 to 11: in the morning.

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