Who's Who at WLAK

J.C. 's Co-Workers

Powell Adams
Bert Arnold
Garland Burt
Howard Cann, Jr.
Jeanette Delk
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
George Friend
Grand Ole Opry
Zeke Holland
Charlotte Humphries
Tom Kennington
Lakeland Speaks
Mary Lang
Bill Lee
Tom Matthews
Tal Murray
NBC Monitor
Frank Nesbitt
Jean Parrish
Earl Rahrer
Ed Richmond
Randy Robinson
Phyllis Roddenberry
D. A. Thomas
Joe Trivette
Uncle Bob & the Funnies
S.O. Ward
Mary Whistle

J.C. Davis

Known as “Cleo Davis” when Bluegrass pioneer and innovator Bill Monroe hired him to play guitar and mandolin for his Blue Grass Boys in August, 1938, J.C. was a member of the band when they made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry but left the group shortly before its first recording session.

In late 1940 Davis moved to Florida and began his own radio show on WLAK which lasted about a year before being interrupted by World War Two.  J.C. returned to Lakeland after the war, formed his own band with longtime friend Floyd Lewis, and resumed his radio program on WLAK which lasted into the late 1950’s. 

J.C. passed away in 1986.

Station History

1940 - 1941 WLAK (Featured Program)
1945 - 1959 WLAK (Featured Program)

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