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An Interview With Chuck Moore
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TitleAn Interview With Chuck Moore
AbstractInterviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded March 29, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents.
NotesListed in the journalism category. Chuck Moore was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1934. In the interview he discusses his early life, KPRS Radio and working there as well as at WHB and KCMO, and the media in general.
Date1976-03-29
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 42, CD 42
Local SubjectWHB AM Radio Station
KPRS-FM
Oral History
Radio Announcers
African Americans
Moore, Chuck
Radio Stations
United Minority Media Association
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Born – Topeka, Kansas in 1934. Chuck's father was a tailor, mother was a homemaker. Chuck Moore talks about early childhood, elementary school, high school, etc.

Chuck talks about wanting to be a sportscaster and about KPRS Radio Station, becoming employed there and how that was accomplished. He talks about his early days with KPRS, KPRS history, pressures in the early days, reception of black community to the radio personalities.Chuck talks about going to KCMO Radio Station in 1966 and eventually doing community – oriented television show called "30 Minutes".

Mr. Moore talks about the radio business in general, black stations vs. white stations, black recording stars, the changes in the philosophy of radio stations managers. Chuck talks about competition between radio and television stations, how it is possible to move from one station to another, being at the whim of audience, special disc jockeys like Wolfman Jack. Chuck tells about moving into a salesman position at WHB Radio Station and talks about different kinds of radio rating systems. He talks about working for WHB as a salesman. br>
Chuck talks about his commitment to community and youth. He talks about United Minority Media Association (UMMA) and its "Book Scholarship" and one objective of the organization. Chuck gives advice to people going into communications fields, blacks going into communications fields nationally and locally and how the civil disturbances of the sixties affected this. Chuck gives the objectives of United Minority Media Association and talks about the organization. He tells about personal involvement and commitment and looks back over his years in media, talks about starts [stars?] that he met and his satisfaction with his career.
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Item ID210254
CONTENTdm number36305
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