Ed Dailey is a long-time radio favorite in Washington State. Ed started in radio when he was just 12 years old. He had a regular radio show on KSMK 1340 in Kennewick. Ed was born in Modesto, California, in 1956. His dad "Cuz" Ralph Dailey worked at KJOY in Stockton and KRAK in Sacramento. "Cuz" was a singer who started out with a traveling medicine show. He ended up on the Grand Ole Opry filling in as a singer for the Sunshine Boys, and other groups. "Cuz" came out west to work in Hollywood, and did backup vocal work on the Town Hall Party show. Ralph was a member of the famous Rangers Quartet for a couple of years. In Central California "Cuz" worked with other singers who presented dances, shows, and concerts in that area, plus he had his radio shows. That's the environment Ed was born into. Growing up around people like Chester Smith, Tommy Collins, Ernie Ford and others, plus shows or dances every weekend meant that as a small child this world of entertainment seemed very normal to him. In many ways Ed has continued to live this type of life, promoting shows, singing and working in radio since childhood working with stars and even TV work. Today Ed works full time as instructor of Radio Broadcasting at the Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick, Washington. Ed sings and does ministry work with Waymaker Ministries, presents concerts with the Benton-Franklin County Mounted Sheriffs Posse, works on charity events, works on a TV show, does public speaking, and is host of "Legends of Country" -- a classic country radio show which airs on several radio stations. Ed Dailey is also available for motivational speaking, on topics ranging from education, dealing with tough kids, radio, music, classic country music, Christian issues and more. Ed has done voice work for years and in the last 20 years Ed has presented, done or planned over 100 concerts and events for radio stations, fairs, churches, community groups and schools. Contact Ed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Old Ladies on the Side of the Road by Ed Dailey
I have passed many cars on the side of the road over the years. I try not to pass folks anymore. I'm not looking for a pat on my back, I am just voicing the question of a lady I met Sunday: "What’s wrong in this country when people won’t help an old lady?"