Thank you, Princeton Tiger, for starting this thread. Although I haven't had the time to read through all of it, I'm so happy to see the amount of activity that it has garnered.
I grew up (and still live) near Fort Wayne. So, I have a story to share that I found interesting.
As a child, I remember sitting at the breakfast table every morning listening to Nancy Lee and the Hilltoppers sing . . . "In a Little Red Barn on a Farm Down in Indiana". I also remember thinking that I wished my mother would tune the radio to something a bit more modern than WOWO Radio. I wanted rock and roll.
So, I was surprised to hear the lengths that Steven Tyler went to so that he could listen to WOWO. This is part of his story:
As a child spending his summers in New Hampshire, Steven Tyler would run a 50-foot wire from the back of his radio to the top of an apple tree in order to pick up WOWO, a Fort Wayne, Indiana, station that would play some of his favorite country songs. "I'd listen to things like Johnny Horton's 'The Battle of New Orleans,' " Tyler says. "I loved the Everly Brothers, Duane Eddy, Jerry Lee Lewis."
I was also surprised that given all the states much closer to him, he had to turn to Indiana for country music.