Orton Caswell Walker known as "Cas" ( pronounced as if it rhymed with jazz")  1903-1998
Born in Sevier County, Tennessee. Known for his contributions to the country music promotions
in East Tennessee and his antics in politics in the 1940's. His popular radio and television
programs were key to his success in the grocery business and the music business.  Cas hosted
a television show which was extremely popular on WBIR and on radio station WIVK-AM. The Farm
and Home show helped to launch the careers of Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers.

Cas' radio shows  featured such bluegrass favorites as the Osborne Brothers, Bill Monroe,
Jimmy Martin and several other local favorites.

Read more history about Cas Walker on our  "Some History about Cas" web page.
An excerpt from "My Life History" book about Supraderm Salve... "I like to advertise Supraderm
because it is a good product and it sells good. Supraderm is for the temporary relief of minor
skin irritations such as poisonous insect bites and skin rashes. It contains zinc oxide, menthol
and a special base containing petroleum, precipitated sulfurs, benzine and benincain. I believe
in some old time remedies."
Cas invested his own money from working in the Kentucky coal mines into his first grocery store in 1924. This investment along
with the atmosphere of his stores, his aggressive marketing and innovative advertising soon mushroomed into his own  grocery
store chain.
Cas Walker the "Ole Coon Hunter"
Orton Caswell Walker known as "Cas" ( pronounced as if it rhymed with jazz")  1903-1998
Born in Sevier County, Tennessee. Known for his contributions to the country music promotions
in East Tennessee and his antics in politics in the 1940's. His popular radio and television
programs were key to his success in the grocery business and the music business.  Cas hosted
a television show which was extremely popular on WBIR and on radio station WIVK-AM. The Farm
and Home show helped to launch the careers of Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers.

Cas' radio shows  featured such bluegrass favorites as the Osborne Brothers, Bill Monroe,
Jimmy Martin and several other local favorites.

Read more history about Cas Walker on our  "Some History about Cas" web page.
Cas Walker the "Ole Coon Hunter"
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