The Moriss Taylor Show
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The Moriss Taylor Show was one of the longest-running locally produced television shows in history. Hosted by longtime radio personality and producer Moriss Taylor, the show (based in Chico, California) was a weekly country music-variety staple featuring such musicians as Charlie Robinson, Yvonne Haygood, Bill Teague, Mark Alstad, Rosie Mello, Jolene Farrara, Mark Pacheco, and Mel Wilson.
The show started in 1956, three years after the launch of its host television station KHSL-TV. It was produced at both KHSL-TV studio locations on 4th and Wall Streets from 1956 to 1984 and on Silverbell Road from 1984 to 1995. It was broadcast on Channel 12 from 1956 through 1995 and was shown in reruns on KHSL-TV until 1997 when it was cancelled following the acquisition of the station by Catamount Broadcasting. Since then, repeats (usually early 90s shows) have aired on KRVU in Chico.
The show's closing theme song is "High Sierra", written and sung by Moriss himself. It served as the closing theme of his radio show on KHSL-FM 103.5 The Blaze until his retirement from the show in January 2013.