Frank Page introduces Elvis on Louisiana Hayride
SHREVEPORT - 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.
Page retired from Shreveport's KWKH Radio in 2005 after 65 years of service. He is best known as the person who introduced Presley to the world on the stage of the Louisiana Hayride.
Pace says Page was the "quintessential gentleman and professional, who loved being on the radio and doing what he did."
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