Utah woman recalls singing on KSL NewsRadio 92 years ago
BOUNTIFUL, Utah — LaVorda Workman has seen a lot out her Bountiful living room window.
“That’s Bruce and Linda,” she said, pointing to the neighbors sitting on their porch across the street. “They’re real good friends.”
It’s the kind of neighborhood where everyone knows each other.
“The neighbor next door here just had a new baby,” Workman said. “I sit here all day long, rocking away.”
When there’s nothing to see outside, 98-years-worth of memories inside helps the time go by.
“This is my husband and I,” she said while looking at old pictures.
There’s one memory, though, that recently came rushing to her mind, all because of the celebrations surrounding KSL NewsRadio’s 100th anniversary.
It's @kslnewsradio's 100th anniversary! So, we had to interview a woman who sang a song during the "Children's Hour" radio program… 92 years ago. She was 6-years-old at the time and still remembers the words. Fun little story on @KSL5TV tonight at 10. #ksltv pic.twitter.com/jQIdXREkJJ
— Alex Cabrero (@KSL_AlexCabrero) May 7, 2022
“Well, I can remember quite a bit about it when I stop to think about it,” she said.
Ninety-some years ago, Workman’s dad drove her and her brother from Park City to Salt Lake City.
She and her brother were invited to sing a song on KSL Radio but had to get to the studio.
“You had just dirt roads most of all of the way,” she said with a laugh.
Workman remembers being about as excited as she’s ever been.
“They just held a microphone for you then,” she said.
In fact, all these years later, Workman even remembers the words.
“You want me to sing it for you?” she asked.
Right on cue, she started the words to the song “The Utah Trail.”
She sang it during the KSL radio children’s hour when she was about 6 years old.
To this day, it’s a song that reminds her of her childhood, playing in the mountains of Park City.
“You’d get a piece of bread and butter with peanut butter on it and put it in your pocket and head up into the hills,” she said.
No way will she forget those memories, even if she lives another hundred years.
“If everyone got treated as well as I do, it’d be a great world,” she said with a smile.
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