Cousin Larry Lane was quite an entertainer
in the Country radio scene around Tampa Bay in the 40s, 50s &
60s. He was an incredible talent, with one downfall, he could
not read. No one knew that, as he would ramble off commercial
after commercial, total adlib “In trouble, need help on
the double, a good man to know is Angelo, at Dixie Auto Wrecker
Service” I can still hear Larry railing off the different
clients. He would do Sunny Brook Dairy, Luther Auto Parts and
Brother Bill Alderman from Alderman Building Supplies, Larry would
Larry Lane worked at WHBO, WEBK, WZST, WKTS,
WPRY and at WYOU where he worked until his death in December of
1967. Larry was driving on hiway 301 when his car hit a dead cow
on the road, his car was thrown into the other lane where he hit
the on coming car with 3 people on board. All died at the scene.
Adding insult to injury, someone came along before police could
get there and stole everyones wallets, watches, etc.