Bill Mack, The Midnight Cowboy, passes away at 91

Mike

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Bill Mack, who was born in the Panhandle town of Shamrock, was known to his loyal listeners as the "Dean of Country Music Disc Jockeys" and "Radio's Midnight Cowboy" due to his dual status as a country music DJ and songwriter.

He first hit the airwaves in Fort Worth in 1969 as a disc jockey on WBAP 820-AM where he hosted the Country Roads Show and played music for overnight truckers.

The show, which was broadcast out of the historic WBAP studios where NBC 5 also first went on the air, was later renamed the Midnight Cowboy Trucking Show, which is associated with his moniker. The show, with its clear channel signal, reached listeners in Texas and across much of the United States.

 

Mike

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I listened to many of his shows as a kid, when I was supposed to be sleeping, lol. First listened to him when I was able to pick up the radio station while living in California. Thought it was cool to pick up a radio station there from as far away as Texas, then simply ended up leaving it there at night to listen to his show.

Moved to Texas in the early 80’s and it became much easier to tune the channel in, lol.
 

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