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    Address 6826 Hollywood Blvd.

    Ceremony date 02/08/1960

Bill Hay
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Bill Hay

Bill Hay was an American radio announcer who was famous for his many years of work on the Amos ‘n’ Andy show with Charles J. Correll and Freeman F. Gosden. Gosden and Correll had a show similar to Amos ‘n’ Andy called Sam ‘n’ Henry at radio station WGN in Chicago, but after a dispute in 1927, they took the program’s concept and WGN announcer Bill Hay across town to WMAQ. The Amos ‘n’ Andy team created the first syndicated radio show in history. The sponsor of Amos ‘n’ Andy, Pepsodent, contractually stipulated that no one but Bill Hay was ever to announce their show.

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