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Broadcast Personality Lee Nichols Died

October 06, 2005 | People
Former Wichita broadcast personality Lee Nichols died last Saturday in Spearman, Texas, he was 99. Nichols was a Texas native who spent more than 20 years in radio at Wichita, from 1951 to 1974. He was a rock 'n' roll disc jockey at K-W-B-B and manager at K-S-I-R and K-F-R-M. In 1956, he introduced Elvis Presley to more than four-thousand screaming fans at a Wichita concert.

In 1965 Nichols wrote a song, "I'm Gonna Tie One On Tonight," that became a Number One country and western hit for the Wilburn Brothers, who also used it as the title for an album. Ernest Tubb also made a recording of the song.