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Truck Culture, 'Convoy' Featured on Radio Show

By HireMaster staff

The Rubber Duck, Pig Pen, bears in the air, the chartreuse micro-bus and all the jargon and characters made popular in the hit song 'Convoy' will be in the radio spotlight this weekend during a segment aired on the public radio show "Studio 360."

The segment will feature the history of C.W. McCall's wildly popular 1975 trucker's anthem "Convoy," the trucking industry and CB culture. 

In the piece, produced by Evan Chung, you'll learn C.W. McCall was the creation of two ad guys, Bill Fries and Chip Davis, who never even liked country music. Fries went on to retire from the music business and become a smalltown mayor. Davis went on to start a group you're probably more familiar with around Christmas time, Manheim Steamroller.

It is expected to be up on the Public Radio International and Slate websites by 6 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday and air in the Birmingham, Ala., markets over the weekend: WBHM/90.3 FM and WSGN/91.5 FM (Saturday, 1 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.). The links to there site to tune in are below.

"Convoy" went to No. 1 in both the United States and Canada, and No. 1 in the United Kingdom. It spent six weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. country charts and one week at No. 1 on the pop charts.  It is listed 98th among Rolling Stone's magazine's 100 Greatest Country Songs.

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