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See larger Parlan "Pappy" Gube Beaver, now 93-years-old, got his start on WBIR radio during the 1940s and has preached continuously on Knoxville WKXV radio since the early 1950s. Film maker Dwight Swanson has produced a documentary on Pappy's life and career which will premiere at 7 p.m., April 6, at the East Tennessee History Center.(East Tennessee History Center)

Parlan "Pappy" Gube Beaver, now 93-years-old, got his start on WBIR radio during the 1940s and has preached continuously on Knoxville WKXV radio since the early 1950s. Film maker Dwight Swanson has produced a documentary on Pappy's life and career which will premiere at 7 p.m., April 6, at the East Tennessee History Center.(East Tennessee History Center)

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  • Rev. Pappy 'Gube' Beaver performs during his radio show on WKXV on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Beaver, 93, has been on the air at the station since 1953. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Parlan "Pappy" Gube Beaver, now 93-years-old, got his start on WBIR radio during the 1940s and has preached continuously on Knoxville WKXV radio since the early 1950s. Film maker Dwight Swanson has produced a documentary on Pappy's life and career which will premiere at 7 p.m., April 6, at the East Tennessee History Center.(East Tennessee History Center)
  • Left to right, Eddie Beaver and Marilyn Bennett perform with their father, Rev. Pappy 'Gube' Beaver during his radio show on WKXV on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Beaver, 93, has been on the air at the station since 1953. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Rev. Pappy 'Gube' Beaver performs during his radio show on WKXV on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Beaver, 93, has been on the air at the station since 1953. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Rev. Pappy 'Gube' Beaver performs during his radio show on WKXV on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Beaver, 93, has been on the air at the station since 1953. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Rev. Pappy 'Gube' Beaver performs during his radio show on WKXV on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Beaver, 93, has been on the air at the station since 1953. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Left to right, Eddie Beaver performs 'Silver Haired Daddy of Mine' as Marilyn Bennett hugs their father, Rev. Pappy 'Gube' Beaver during his radio show on WKXV on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Beaver, 93, has been on the air at the station since 1953. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

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