Ed Dailey 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.
Ed started in radio when he was just 12 years old. For a time he was on the running for the world record holder of the youngest radio DJ ever. He had a regular radio show on KSMK 1340 in Kennewick. That's the environment that 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, as well as presents concerts all over the Northwest.
Ed 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.
By Dean Hanley
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