Mary Holliday event in Waco

posted by annabelltoo on October 25, 2006 at 5:00 am

WACO, TX — A great tribute to radio announcer, Mary Holliday, will be at the Waco Hippodrome next month.

Holliday (1901-1969), believed to be the first female radio announcer in Texas, broadcast a 30-minute youth talent show each Saturday for more than 30 years. She started in radio in 1925, working as a studio pianist at WJAD-AM, which became WACO-AM in 1927. The show launched shortly thereafter.

Jennifer Warren of Waco, a Holliday fan since she started researching her a few years ago as historian of the Waco Hippodrome Theatre, is bringing back some of those thrilling days of yesteryear with the help of the Waco History Project.

Warren will impersonate the pioneer broadcaster in the free show, “An Evening with Mary Holliday,” set for 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Hippodrome. The event will include students from the Waco Children’s Theater and the G.W. Carver Academy Band, as well as several “graduates” who got their start in Holliday’s program.

For more, visit the Waco Herald Tribune.

For photos relating to this event, visit the Waco Herald Tribune Mary Holliday Tribue Photo Page.

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DanHale74 on August 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm

I know it’s an old article but I’d be interested in learning more about her career and life. I am a relative of Mary Louise Lamb Holliday and could add some back ground on her family history if needed, though i know little about her otherwise. I was fascinated to learn that she was the 1st female radio broadcaster in Texas!! Thanks,
Dan Hale

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