Allen Edwards, Russ O'Neal with J.R. Rogers - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

August 18, 2003

Allen Edwards, Russ O'Neal with J.R. Rogers

Local radio personality Russ O’Neal and Allen Edwards, a favorite Branson performer, are the next guests on the Gene Williams Country Television Show sponsored by Lucas Oil Products.

"Russ from KHOZ out of Harrison, Ark., keeps busy with his morning talk show Wake Up Week Days with Tim and Russ and his KHOZ Live Late Night at the Little Opry Theatre in the IMAX Entertainment Complex," said Gene Williams, whose show is seen in 11 markets.

"Allen Edwards is a good friend of mine and is always a welcome guest. He headlines his Branson show from the Golden Corral Show Room. The outstanding show is based on family, God, flag and country," Williams said.

Edwards can be seen on the broadcast on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 in the Springfield/Branson/Harrison markets; Saturday, Aug. 30 at 6 a.m. in Little Rock/Fort Smith and Shreveport, La. on Channel 4 KARK/NBC and Jonesboro, Ark., Dallas, Texas and Memphis, Tenn. on Channel 8 KAIT/ABC at 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 6 on WB 58 Nashville at midnight and Fox at 11:30 p.m.

The show with O’Neal will air on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 10:30 p.m. in Springfield/Branson/Harrison markets; Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 a.m. in Little Rock/Fort Smith and Shreveport, La. on Channel 4 KARK/NBC and Dallas, Jonesboro, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn. on Channel 8 KAIT/ABC at 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 13 on WB 58 Nashville at midnight and Fox at 11:30 p.m.

Williams, the creator of the only weekly television show taped in Branson about Branson, is an inductee to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and has worked with greats like Johnny Cash, the Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, the Carter Family, Charlie Walker, Del Reeves, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Bill Carlisle, Johnny Carver, Tommy Cash, Claude King, Ronnie Session, Little Jimmy Dickens and more.

Williams is credited with blazing many trails for country music television and will be featured in his own prime time special set to air during KAIT’s 40th anniversary plus a one hour Christmas special.

Katie Lynn, an award winning vocalist who has held the Branson Entertainment Awards Best Support Vocalist for the past three years for her work in the Mickey Gilley Show, is Gene’s co-host. Sarah Zapp, popular television anchor out of Little Rock, brings a report about Nashville each week.

The Gene Williams Television Show recently won a Telly Award, cable television’s equivalent to an Emmy. The show includes celebrity interviews, videos from the biggest, hottest names in country music such as Shania Twain, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Faith Hill and more.

For more information check out the web site at genewilliamscountry.com.

 

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