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Rev William Dale Oldham
Birth: Mar. 30, 1903
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1984
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA

Pioneer in religious broadcasting, religious leader, and author. On January 4, 1947, broadcasting from radio station KGGF from Coffeyville, Kansas, Dale Oldham began a radio ministry with a program called the Christian Brotherhood Hour (CBH) that changed the sound of religious broadcasting. Until that time, Christian radio meant simply broadcasting a church service, but Oldham's idea was to combine music with a conversational style of presenting the message. His innovative approach became so popular that by 1962, his program was being carried on more than 260 stations, in forty-four different states, and a dozen international stations, and his style had become the norm for religious radio programming. He continued as CBH speaker until 1968. On the fifteenth anniversary of the Christian Brotherhood Hour, Dr. Billy Graham sent a message of congratulations in which he called Dale Oldham "one of the great and gifted radio preachers of our country; certainly at this momentous hour of history God is using him greatly" (quoted in Ellis, Bill. "Radio Turns 60." NAC Roundup. 25 June 2007, pg. 4). Dale and Pauline E. "Polly" (Brown) Oldham were the parents of gospel singer, Doug Oldham. (bio by: Z. T. Noble) 
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  Pauline Edith Brown Oldham (1905 - 1999)*
  Douglas Reed Oldham (1930 - 2010)*
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Maplewood Cemetery
Madison County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Z. T. Noble
Record added: Sep 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30204039
Rev William Dale Oldham
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Rev William Dale Oldham
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Rev William Dale Oldham
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 Added: May. 24, 2017

- chris graziano
 Added: Mar. 30, 2016
Just looking at you and Polly in a picture placed by the hand of Ruby Blackwell. So sorry to have not became closer to the people of the Church. Their son. Lonnie
- Geo.&Ruby Blackwell
 Added: Oct. 6, 2015
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