THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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March 02, 1934
Guy Williams Wrote to the Corn Cob Pipe Club Radio Show
In the 1930s the main "traditional" music show of the Richmond radio station WRVA was the Corn Cob Pipe Club. Based in fictional Virginia Cross Roads, the show incorporated an orchestrated patter of jokes, popular and traditional songs, and even a minstrel duo. The Corn Cob Pipe Club boasted more than 272,000 members nationwide by 1934 with chapters in all forty-eight states. Guy Williams, of Seattle, Washington, was a regular listener to the Corn Cob Pipe Club and sent this letter of appreciation in an imaginatively addressed envelope, which surprisingly reached its destination.