Tim Michaels, president of Michaels Productions and host of the "Country Legends Radio Show," will present a two-hour tribute to Jones 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4. It will air on WHVR-AM (Real Country 1280), which serves the Hanover area, and WWSM-AM 1510, which serves Lebanon, Schuylkill and Berks counties. For details, visit realcountry1280whvr.com or www.wwsm.us.
In a news release, Michaels shared memories of Jones' appearances at the York Fair, Hershey Arena, American Music Theatre and Pat Garrett Amphitheater. Michaels interviewed Jones several times, and those interviews will air during Saturday's tribute. County musicians, including Roy Clark, Larry Gatlin, and Charlie McCoy, will share memories of Jones during the broadcast.
Jones became the champion and symbol of traditional country music, according to the Associate Press. He had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s. He recorded more than 150 albums and charted more than 150 singles. Read the rest of his obituary.
Funeral services for Jones will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. For details, visit www.opry.com/georgejones.