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  • Oct 14, 1939
    NBC's 26-station "Red" network of radio stations carries a half-hour segment of the Grand Ole Opry for the first time, with Roy Acuff hosting. Acts include Uncle Dave Macon, The Fruit Jar Drinkers and DeFord Bailey
    May 4, 1947
    Francis Craig's orchestra plays live for the last time on NBC Radio, after a 15-year run. The same year, he earns a pop hit with "Near You," which becomes a country hit for George Jones & Tammy Wynette 30 years later
    Jul 2, 1950
    Western-swing musicians Tex Williams, Deuce Spriggins and Smokey Rogers launch a show on the NBC Radio Network
    Sep 23, 1950
    "The Eddy Arnold Show" debuts on NBC Radio, using "Cattle Call" as the theme song
    Dec 24, 1960
    The Grand Ole Opry airs for the last time on the NBC Radio Network, which carried it for the first time in 1939. Hank Snow hosts the night's broadcast
    May 10, 2011
    Blake Shelton's "Honey Bee" video debuts on NBC.com

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