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Gary “Catfish” Hightower – legend, superstar, and friend
My cell phone rang the other day and I heard a familiar voice that listeners heard for the final time on Willies Place, XM-13, on Veterans Day, November 11, 2008. Gary “Catfish” Hightower called.
Eddie Kilroy liked to joke with Catfish about everything from using a walker to come to work, to running over the Easter bunny on the way to work, but Catfish is in perfect health and doing well.
Too often we, as listeners, forget the energy level and skills required for being on the air at Willies Place. Multi-tasking, remembering everyone, juggling emails and phone calls, and playing great country music is no simple task.
If Catfish talked to you on the air and remembered that you are growing orchids, or driving a truck, or remembered your dogs name, it was no act. Even if you haven’t heard that familiar voice of the man we all regarded as family, I guarantee Catfish still remembers you.
When we listened to Catfish every afternoon, and on the Gospel Jukebox, the sincerity came through. It was no act. “Honkin it” was what Catfish called it, and the music was great. Now he is enjoying a break, spending time with family, and doing a little fishing.
Sometimes my wife tells me I haven’t said anything intelligent all day, but I am intelligent enough to know that look when I see it. Every smart man knows that look when he sees it on a woman’s face. She’s giving me that look right now, and it means “Put the form on the page because people don’t want to hear any more from you.” Yes ma’am.
Here is the form to contact Gary “Catfish” Hightower. We present it with respect for a legend, superstar, and a man we consider a friend: