Ham Days grand marshal and honorary grand marshals announced

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By The Staff

Coyote Calhoun, this year's grand marshal for the Spring View Hospital Pigasus Parade, has been rockin' for 40 years since his dad, who was the general manager of KBIX in Muskogee, Okla., put him on the air working 7 a.m. to midnight at the age of 15. He's been rockin' ever since.

Coyote Calhoun started his radio career in 1969, and later was a top 40 jock that achieved early success. He then moved on to the country music scene and joined WAMZ in Louisville in 1980, and has received dozens of national awards, including being inducted into the Country Music D. J. Hall of Fame in 2005. Having maintained his loyalty to Kentucky, he's become part of our families.

Coyote remembers going to Club 68 to introduce bands when he was at WAKY and has "fond memories of Mayor George."

  Honorary grand marshals...  

In appreciation for the dedicated service that the utility companies and their linemen gave to Marion County during the ice storm this year, the Marion County Country Ham Days Committee has asked their linemen and office staff to be the honorary grand marshals for the Spring View Hospital Pigasus Parade scheduled at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.

"With this being our 40th birthday and this year's theme is 'Rockin' on 68 since 1969,' who better to assist us with the candles than the folks who keep the lights on," Bernadette O'Daniel, co-chairperson of the Ham Days Committee, said. "We wanted to let them know that we truly appreciated their efforts earlier this year and their continued involvement within our community and this was a great way to say thank you from all of Marion County."