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Collection 099 Records of the Little Country Church of Hollywood Radio Program

Identifier: CN 099

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 24 recordings of radio broadcasts of The Little Country Church of Hollywood, a religious radio program founded by Dr. William B. Hogg in January 1933. Specific titles are available on the location record although the air dates are unknown. The broadcasts usually lasted fifteen minutes. Collections also contains a color postcard with a picture of the exterior fo the Little Country Church of Hollywood.


  • Created: 1933-1937

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Historical Information

The Little Country Church of Hollywood radio program was a daily religious broadcast founded by Dr. William B. Hogg. The program first aired over Radio Station KFAC at 8:00 A.M. on January 2, 1933. Broadcasting studios were located in the building in the center of Hollywood, at the corner of Argyle and Yucca Streets. The building was formally dedicated April 15, 1934. On September 30, 1934 the program was broadcast coast to coast over the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). Airings of the program continued at least until Hogg's death January 14, 1937.

A rural community before and during "meetin'" time provided the program's setting. Hogg and his wife played the roles of Josiah and Sarah Hopkins, a country parson and his wife. "Meetin'" time was highlighted by hymns and a message by the parson. Other participants in the program included Rudy Atwood at the organ and the Goose Creek Quartet, whose members were Thurl Ravenscroft, Al Harlan, Bill Days, and William Mc Dougall. Characters portrayed by the quartet were Lige Guyton, Abe Snodgrass, Lem Gupton, and Jerry Potlucks.


4.00 Audio Tapes

1 Photograph File

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were received by the Billy Graham Center Archives in December 1979.

Accession 79-143

May 6, 1980

Mary Ann Buffington

S. Kouns

Related Materials

The following items have been transferred to the Missions and Evangelism Collection of Buswell Library.

Accession 84-80

Hogg, William B. The Building of the Temple or the Origin of the Church Idea/Sermon Preached by William B. Hogg at the Los Angeles Paul Rader Tabernacle, Sunday Afternoon, July 17th, 1932.

_____. The Era of the Big Fist/ A Sermon Preached in Los Angeles, Cal. by Wm. B. Hogg.

_____. First of a Series of Sermons on Revelation--The Wonder Book of All Ages/Preached by W.B. Hogg in the Los Angeles Paul Rader Tabernacle, Sunday Afternoon, July 2, 1932.

Collection 099 Records of the Little Country Church of Hollywood Radio Program
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US