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The Trading Post TV Show
The set of Cousin Herbs Trading Post, 1953. Pictured left to right: Herb Henson, Johnny Cuviello, Billy Mize, Jelly Sanders, Bill Woods, Dallas Frazier, and Carlton Ellis.
Image courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
In 1953, the Cousin Herb Henson Trading Post began its weekly broadcast on Bakersfield's KERO-TV TV station. The local variety program offered an outlet for up-and-coming singers such as Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. It also welcomed passing performers Johnny Cash
, Lefty Frizzell
, and Gene Autry