Detail View: Oral Histories - Ohio River Portrait: Ray Mofield

Filename: 
mofield_2.mp3
Title: 
Ray Mofield
Creator: 
Ray Mofield
Subject: 
Mofield, Ray
Subject: 
History -- Kentucky -- Marshall County
Subject: 
Church -- Music
Subject: 
Singing -- Marshall County (KY)
Subject: 
Big Sing
Description: 
Continuation of Ray Mofield speaking on the Big Sing.
Publisher: 
Western Kentucky University
Contributor: 
Linda Kinsey Adams
Date: 
6/4/1990
Type: 
Oral History
Format: 
audio/mpeg
Source: 
Ohio River Folk Life Project
Language: 
English
Coverage: 
Marshall County
Rights: 
Permission must be obtained from Western Kentucky University, Manuscripts and Folklife Archives, prior to reuse of these recordings
Biographical Sketch: 
Dr. William Ray Mofield was a news broadcaster, professor of journalism and mass communication, Murray State University administrator and historian. He was born in Hardin, KY on July 3, 1921 and passed away on March 23, 1995 in Benton, Kentucky. He recieved his Ph.D. in Communications from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Mofield was a pioneer in journalism and started the first FM radio station, WPAD, in Kentucky. His most well known interview was with Alben W. Barkley on the eve of his election as Vice President of the United States of America. He was very influencial in the continuation and preservation of the Big Sing.
Duration: 
29:08 minutes
Bit Rate/Frequency: 
64 kbps