John Jacob Niles

WUKY In Depth
8:45 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Old Discs Yield New Appreciation For Niles' Radio Legacy

John Jacob Niles, seated, leads his cast of characters during an early radio performance at the University of Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Ron Pen, the director of UK's John Jacob Niles Center for American Music recently turned over some old oversized discs to engineers at WUKY.  Turns out the records were of a Kentucky Nativity Play radio program written and produced by Niles in 1938.  Listen along as we resurrect some ghosts of Christmas past.

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