Local radio personality Doug Davis is bringing his considerable talents and repertoire of country music knowledge to Real Country, 98.7 FM.
Davis has been on the local radio scene since 1958 and has worked at radio stations in Idabel, Oklahoma, and Athens, Texas, as well as his long and storied career on the air in Texarkana.
Davis is also a writer. His column, “Now There Was a Song”, has appeared in several area publications including the Texarkana Gazette. He also sends out a weekly newsletter, “Country Music Classics”, which reaches over 5,000 readers every week.
Throughout his career in radio, Davis has gotten to work with a multitude of Texarkana-area radio personalities. Real Country’s own Fabienne Thrash has worked with Davis for 20 years, but has known him for much longer.
“I’ve known him since I was a high school kid,” Thrash said. “I got started early, and I’ve known him at least that long.”
Thrash said that Davis has influenced many of the voices that have come through the local radio scene.
“There’s not another one like Doug. I used to listen to him on KCMC as a kid. The guy is the Gold Standard for broadcasting in my book.”
Thrash said she can’t wait to have him onboard, and that she believes he’ll be a perfect fit for Real Country. She likens him to a country music historian.
“He’s got all these recordings of country musicians, many of whom are no longer with us, that he interviewed throughout his career.”
Davis will host a Sunday morning gospel radio program on Real Country starting this weekend. The program will air from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on 98.7 FM. Listen weekdays at 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. for Davis’s “Story Behind the Song” where he takes a look behind the music of country classics.