"And then I went to Winchester in the late 40's and in those days they only had country music on Saturday morning and we had a live show,'' McCoy said. "I had a band, we called them the Melody Playboys, and we had a half hour show.''
After spending more than 40 years as a radio disc jockey, musician and recording studio owner, McCoy retired. Twenty-five years ago he opened the Troubadour Restaurant, Lounge and Park near Berkeley Springs, and moved the recording studio there.
"I had a voice problem,'' he said. "I was a DJ all of my life and I got polyps on my throat from playing and singing and all that.''
McCoy is once again in the radio business, but instead of broadcasting over the air to the surrounding area from a studio, he operates an Internet station that streams worldwide. McCoy's station offers listeners an alternative to modern country music.
"I don't like the new country; they ought to make a new category for that,'' he said. "It will never happen I guess.''
"But the independent artists cannot get played and I told my buddy, I said we're going to put this station on the air. We're going to do old stuff; we're going to play the independent artists, and see what we can do,'' he added.
McCoy's station runs through a web site called live365.com in Seattle, Wash.
"And we download all of our playlists to them on MP3,'' McCoy said. "I might mention this, this is interesting, we've got 53,700 songs on an external hard drive and it took years to put that together and we still are going through everything and it takes a lot of time.''
McCoy is not the announcer on his new station. A friend takes on that duty.
Aside from traditional country singers like Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Eddie Arnold and Jim Reeves, the station plays some music recorded by independent artists at McCoy's studio. In the future he hopes to go live from the Troubadour.