Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Breaking News 12:33 p.m.: Local hog caller to appear on the 'Tonight Show'

Lapwai resident and Nez Perce County Fair champion hog caller Jolee Bacon is scheduled to appear on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Thursday.

Bacon is en route to Southern California with her husband, Jeff Bacon, for the taping of the show. Bacon and another hog caller will compete in a segment known as “You Make the Call” to see who can better lure a live pig. She said the competition is being used to determine which NFL team will win the Super Bowl.

Bacon won the adult category of the Nez Perce County Fair hog calling contest in September. A video of her call is posted under the blog section of the Tribune Web site at


  1. A hog caller named Bacon. How cute! Hope she wins. When will this be aired on Jay's show?

  2. e.Craig:

    She will be on Leno tonight at 11:30. My entire family is all getting together to watch her. I am sure she will win the crowds vote, but might scare the pig. She is something else. Watch, and you'll see what I mean.