Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Farmer Russ WSKY Radio

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Anyone who lived in Asheville NC and its environs from 1930 til the 70's probably knows Farmer Russ (Russ Offhaus). He provided the wake-up call for everyone who listened to WSKY radio, beginning at 5 am and continuing until 10 am. As the back of the postcard says "Farmer Russ is one of the real radio veterans. Starting in 1930 and "still hanging on....."


  1. This is my Grandfather. What a wonderful man he was!

  2. He used to get us off to school in the morning. What a great guy !! He also had a cameo appearance in Thunder Road with Robert Mitchum.