Mary McCoy

Mary McCoy


Mary McCoy Coker

“The Larry and Mary Show “

Weekdays 10am-12pm

Account Executive

At the age of 3, I knew I wanted to sing. When neighbors came to visit my mom and dad, I would get my little rocking chair and put it in the middle of the room and yodel throughout their visit. When I was 6 and 7 years old, mom and dad belonged to the Odd Fellows and Rebeccah Lodge and I would sing for them. Age age 11, I won my first talent contest. At 12, KMCO came on the air in 1951 and I started with it on a talent show. That day I was asked to record a 15-minute program in which I played my guitar and sang, after which, I followed up with my own record show. In 1955, I appeared on the Louisiana Hayride sharing the stage with Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, The Browns and others. My dreams were to sing, have my own DJ show and make records. In 1960, I did make my first record “Deep Elem Blues” and followed with others on the Jin label. I signed a contract in 1967 with Gabe Tucker and recorded many singles and duets with Jimmy Copeland. My dreams were finally fulfilled with the recording of my new gospel CD, “Through the Storm”. God has blessed me and made my dreams come true.

Just for fun…

Five people who most influenced his radio career:

  • My mom and dad
  • Jimmy Dorrell
  • Bert Bagley
  • Boots Ogelsby

Favorite Country Artists:

  • George Jones
  • George Strait
  • Gene Watson
  • Patsy Cline
  • Jim Reeves

Favorite Country Songs:

  • Please Help Me I’m Falling (In love with you)
  • Sweet Dreams
  • He’ll Have To Go
  • Cross My Heart

Favorite Vacation Spot

  • Las Vegas

Favorite pair of shoes

  • Boots

Favorite color

  • Red (of course!)