Richard Lane (known to millions of Southern Californians as "Dick Lane" of KTLA, Channel 5, worked with Gene Autry in the 1946 Republic film, "Sioux City Sue". Later, Lane worked FOR Gene Autry, when the singing cowboy bought KTLA and merged it with his Radio holdings, known as Golden West Broadcasters (1963).
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In the early 1940s, while working at Paramount Pictures, Dick Lane watched as television genius Klaus Landsberg worked on the studio's experimental TV station, W6XYZ. On January 22, 1947, KTLA became the first commercial TV station west of the Mississippi and Dick was one its first on-camera personalities. On the Spade Cooley Show, he wore cowboy chaps and became known as "Leather Britches", ...
Yelled "Whooooaaaah Nellie" everytime something happened during his announcing of Hot Rod Derby, Roller Derby, and Wrestling.