featured Throwback Thursday Jan 6, 2021 Jan 6, 2021 Updated Jan 6, 2021 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Ann (Beasley) Reider, Society’s Number One Songstress. In the early days of television, there was a popular show on WBNS-TV in Columbus called “Appointment with Ann Reider”. Ann Reider was the former Ann Beasley from Athens, OH. Because of her popularity and her singing abilities, in Columbus, she was dubbed “Society’s Number One Songstress”. She sang in exclusive nightclubs like One Fifth Avenue and Armando’s. In her earlier years, Ann was a fashion model in New York City and was featured in Harper’s Bazaar magazine. At the request of her uncle, Athens entrepreneur, Fred R. Beasley, Ann hosted the grand opening of the remodeled Beasley & Mathews Auto Showroom on Carpenter Street. Ann Reider wasn’t the only celebrity at this grand opening, Flippo the Clown was also in attendance. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Trending Now Nelsonville native seeks to tackle homelessness through children's storytelling Edwards claims Antifa behind Capitol riot; provides no evidence Athens County greets first baby of the new year COVID-19 vaccination and testing continues in Athens County Members of Nelsonville Council call for Greg Smith to resign over "unbecoming" Facebook posts Latest e-Edition The Athens Messenger To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left.