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#triviatuesday - What Middletown country-music radio personality was credited with writing and recording the “bluegrass standard” titled “Katy Daly”?  

It’s TriviaTuesday! 

In anticipation of hosting previews of the new Ken Burns documentary about country music (see blog immediately following), MidPointe Library presents today’s TriviaTuesday question: 

What Middletown country-music radio personality was credited with writing and recording the “bluegrass standard” titled “Katy Daly”?  


Answer: According to his obituary in the August 7, 2008, Cincinnati Enquirer, longtime WPFB-AM radio personality Paul “Moon” Mullins "wrote and recorded” the “bluegrass standard” titled “Katy Daly” in 1962. 

Mullins, an “accomplished” fiddler who played with the likes of the Clinch Mountain Boys and the Traditional Grass, was a popular host on Middletown’s WPFB-AM radio station, having worked there from 1964 to 1989. He retired in 2005 from the Classic Country Radio Stations in Xenia, Wilmington and Eaton, Ohio. Mullins was a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Ohio Heritage Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council “for his contributions to the Bluegrass music industry and the Appalachian community…”

At the time of his death at age 71, the Menifee County, Kentucky, native lived in Franklin, Ohio. 



Obituary “Bluegrass Mourning P. ‘Moon’ Mullins – DJ, Fiddler, Emcee Knew Biggest Stars.” written by Rebecca Goodman of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Published August 7, 2008. 

The accompanying image of Paul “Moon” Mullins can be found in MidPointe Library’s Digital Archives, accessible at: > eLibrary > Digital Archives 

Country music fans! You’re invited to MidPointe Library to preview the new Ken Burns PBS documentary about country music! See the blog below for dates, times and locations!


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Mark your calendars!

Starting this Wednesday, September 4, MidPointe Library will preview segments of the highly anticipated PBS documentary “Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns,” at three of its locations! 

The previews are free and open to the public, announced Martha Matthews, Adult Programming Coordinator. They will take place: 

Wednesday, September 4, at 7 p.m. at MidPointe Library West Chester, 9363 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, Ohio. 

Wednesday, September 11, at 6 p.m. at MidPointe Library Middletown, 125 South Broad Street, Middletown, Ohio. 

Wednesday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. at MidPointe Library Trenton, 200 Edgewood Drive, Trenton, Ohio. 

The complete televised series will premiere on Public Broadcasting Service channels Sunday, September 15, through Wednesday, September 18, and Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25.  

Viewers will enjoy images of the “Grand Ole Opry” and reminisce at the sight of mega-stars like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, the Carter Family and many more who populate country music’s rich history. 

Look to MidPointe Library for items related to the Ken Burns documentary! To reserve a copy go to: > Catalog Search > Ken Burns