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A Bad Case of Morning Mouth--But Are They Talking to You?
Article about the controversial material broadcast by morning FM radio shows, sometimes bordering on the illegal.
Photos of the performers of three local radio shows: (1) the "Three-on-a Song" musical group on WHB-AM; (2) Walt Lockett's play-by-play announcing of Kansas City Blues baseball on W9XBY-AM; and (3) the...
Photos and captions about announcers and performers on local radio shows including Melba Hardaway of W9XBY's "The Friendly Neighbor," Paul Henning of KMBC's movie reviews, Tom Collins and James McQueeny...
Around Town: David Naster's Funny Business
Photo and biographical article about David Naster, referred to as "Kansas City's king of comedy" and "Kansas City's best-known comic, a high-energy comedian who's performed for ten years on local stages...
D. D. D.: The Broadcast Wizard's Still Whizzing Along
Biographical article about Donald Dwight Davis, or Donald Davis, "pioneer Kansas City radio/television executive," describing his career starting as a broadcaster on early local radio stations, including...
He's One They'll Never Replace
Article about and interview with Kansas City radio personality Mike Murphy, upon the occasion of his retirement on December 17, 2004.
King of the Talk Shows: KMBZ's Walt Bodine Reigns Supreme on Nighttime Radio and There's Not a Challenger in Sight
Article about Kansas City personality and journalist Walt Bodine's "five-night-a-week talk show on KMBZ" radio station focusing on news, new in 1979, with photos. Description of Bodine's media career and...
Lindsay and Jo Shannon Bring Us the Blues
December 1, 2006
Interview with Lindsay Shannon, a founding member of the Kansas City Blues Society, and the owner of B.B.'s Lawnside Bar-B-Q. Shannon discusses his experiences with live blues and blues on radio in Kansas...
Media: More Sound than Fury in Murphy-Merz War
Photo and biographical article about Mike Murphy, a radio talk show host on KFIX-FM 106 starting in 1979 and formerly on KMBZ-AM 980 for ten years. Discussion of his "long on-the-air association with Mayor...
No Holds Barred
October 1, 1981
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Dr. Marshall Saper, a "42-year old [sic] clinical psychologist" and host of a call-in psychiatric program on KCMO-AM.
Our Community's Radio Show: "The Tenth Voice"
Article profiling the producers and hosts of "The Tenth Voice," a weekly radio program on KKFI featuring music, news, and other programming geared towards the gay & lesbian community. The original pilot...
Readers' Open Forum: Library Opportunities
Article about the "advertisement" of public library services to people in Kansas City, Kansas, through radio shows and the like by the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library. Suggestions of similar programs...
Rock & Roll Lawyer
Photos and biographical article about Bill Shapiro, a 54-year-old "respected tax attorney by day, host of a syndicated radio show by night" as "the host of KCUR-FM's 'Cyprus Avenue.'"
Rush Limbaugh and His Cape Girardeau Roots
Photos and biographical article about Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, or Rush Limbaugh, "native of southeast Missouri, conservative talk-show host, probably the most popular radio personality of all time." Description...
The Crazier the Better
Photos and article about "the new WHB participant show, 'Luncheon on the Plaza,'" hosted by later television clown Frank Wiziarde.
The Library and the Returning Veteran--Kansas City on the Air: Station KCMO, March 10, 1945
Radio interview of journalists, administrators, and librarians about the potential services the library could offer to veterans readjusting to domestic life and new occupations.
We Knew 'Em When
Photos and biographical article about various past members of radio programs (or radio shows) on WHB-AM, some going on to become famous such as the following: Louis Forbstein (a musical composer for "the...
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