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Whb am Radio Station
D W Kohlstedt
Jane F Flynn
1923-1929 (Bulk 1925-1...
. ..Presenting John T. Schilling: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo, illustrations, and biographical article about John Schilling, co-founder (with his mentor Sam Adair) and manager of the WHB radio station in Kansas City in 1922. Raised in Kansas City and starting...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
Advocacy, Activism and 300 Good Suits
October 27, 2013
Interview with Eric L. Wesson, reporter and columnist for The Kansas City Call newspaper. Wesson discusses the evolving mission of The Call over time, his background, and his approach to journalism.
African Americans in Kansas City
Folder contains three unpublished papers relating to the history of African Americans in Kansas City. (1) "Assets and Liabilities of the Negro Community in K.C.", a radio talk by E.S. Lewis, Oct. 1, 1931;...
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...
Avid Collector Donated His Archives
June 15, 2006
Obituary or death tribute for Gaylord V. Marr, former UMKC professor who donated his sound recordings to what became the Marr Sound Archives located on the UMKC campus. He died June 13, 2006 and was 82...
Bea Johnson and Others
Interior view, left to right: Mrs. R. G. Richner, Mr. W. Gormly and Bea Johnson. Photograph taken at the January 24, 1956 dinner meeting of the Radio and Television Council of Greater Kansas City held...
Biography of Frances Royster Williams (1900-1995), Cartoonist and Children's Author
Biography of John Cameron Swayze (1905-1995), Television Anchor
File contains material pertaining to the life and career of Walt Bodine, legendary Kansas City broadcaster.
CBS Television Comes to Kansas City--with WHB-TV on Channel 9
Issue of the magazine filled with photos and articles about the history of the magazine (Swing), the WHB-AM radio station and its numerous employees and personalities (both local and national celebrities...
City Official Mayor Gage and Radio Program
Interior view with radio broadcast in session. Identified as Kansas City Mayor John Gage and unidentified KMBC radio staff participating in "The People Incorporated Program" radio show. Location not given,...
Interior view of a radio and other paper items on top of a wooden table. Sign on top of radio reads: "Class Room Radio Gift of Faxon PTA - One in Each Room-." Photograph was sent to Anne Hayes of the Radio...
Close Up: Zany Antics Hike Deejay's Ratings
Photos and biographical article about Mike Murphy, a 35-year-old "early morning disc jockey at KMBZ radio" starting his career in Iowa and in 1974 signing "a contract for the largest salary in Kansas City...
Cruiser 980, Over and Out
February 7, 2008
KMBZ Radio reporter Dan Verbeck retires after 34 years on the air, 23 years with KMBZ. He recalls some of his favorite stories in this article. He was always known for his sign off, "Cruiser 980, clear."...
Photograph of Dick Smith speaking at the March 22, 1955 meeting of the Radio and Television Council of Greater Kansas City held at the Pickwick Hotel. The program for the event was called "Kansas City...
Dwight and Jay Don't Explain It All for Listeners
Discusses the history of the radio program "From Ark to Microchip" as it celebrates its tenth anniversary.
Articles with pictures, illustrations (reprints of the comic strip), and information on Frances Royster Williams, or Frances Williams (1900-1998), an artist, writer, and creator of the "syndicated 'Cuddles...
He Owns Morning Radio
Article about radio announcer Lawrence and his successful country music radio programs.
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