During the Great Depression, North Carolina families found an inexpensive form of entertainment in the radio. Every weekday afternoon the program â€œIt's Briarhopper Timeâ€ aired, which featured country and gospel songs and novelty numbers. The program lasted through World War II and popular singers and movies stars made appearances, including Claude Casey and Whitney and Hogan. â€œIt's Briarhopper Timeâ€ was still playing when the article was written in 1986, and was more popular than ever. The original members of the program, who were in their seventies, made appearances all over the United States and Europe. Their unique style of country music endured the cultural changes of a century.