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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Dick Lane is remembered as the voice of local roller derby and midget car racing in the Los Angeles area, throughout the 1950s and 60s, most notably the Los Angeles Thunderbirds roller derby team.
Yelled "Whooooaaaah Nellie" everytime something happened during his announcing of Hot Rod Derby, Roller Derby, and Wrestling.