Clyde W. Price was born March 26, 1932, the seventh child of Walter and Gertie Price, on a small farm in rural Cullman County Alabama. The house in which he was born had no electricity or indoor plumbing but his was a family that was close knit and bound together by loving parents who did the very best they could raise their children to appreciate their God and Country.
He was educated in the public schools of Cullman County, Auburn University, Saint Bernard College and the University of Alabama.
He began his broadcasting career at 16 years of age as a part-time announcer on WFMH in Cullman. While attending the University of Alabama, he worked as a Country Music Disc Jockey. That is when his listeners first began calling him Syrup Sopper. After graduation he served in the army Signal Corps for two years. He returned home to resume a career that would offer him an opportunity to become a radio station owner and manager.
He was very active in the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the National Association of Broadcasters. A charter member of the Country Music Disc Jockeys Association, which is now known as the Country Music Association (CMA). He sold his radio stations in 1989, retired and with his wife Caroll still lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.