For generations, listeners knew him as Cuzzin' Al on both WGBA and WDAK. Cuz' read "Snuffy Smith" out of the morning paper, guzzled Nehi orange drinks, and made listeners hungry talking about cackle berries and fish-head biscuits. He joked about his fictional wife, Anna Belle and their host of "crumb snatchers". He spoke the language of his listeners, the mill and shift workers in Columbus. Off the air, Brown guarded his anonymity, separating his country fried alter ego from the man who owned the Background Music Company and installed Muzak in local businesses.
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