Louisiana Hayride

In Memoriam
10:55 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Frank Page, Voice of Louisiana Hayride, Dies

The man who introduced a then-unknown Elvis Presley to worldwide audiences through his work with the Louisiana Hayride — the state's version of the heralded Grand Ole Opry — has died.

Veteran radio broadcaster Frank Page died late Wednesday after succumbing to a severe respiratory infection while hospitalized at WK Pierremont Health Center in Shreveport. He was 87.

Longtime friend and colleague Tom Pace says funeral services are pending. Rose-Neath Funeral Home confirms it's handling Page's arrangements.

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