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Bertine E Weston
Charles P. Hughes
Autographed portrait of Charles P. Hughes, leading man of radio show The First Nighter. Autograph reads "To my dear good friend Joe Sanders whose delightful music has given me hours of enjoyment. Sincerely...
Radio In Kansas City
Folder contains miscellaneous material much of it from the Radio Council of Greater Kansas City including a report of the Committee on Children's Programs. Also included is the V.1,#2 issue of "KMBC Educational...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Robert H. Hardaway: Actor, a Former Resident Here, Dies in Phoenix, Ariz.
Obituary article for Robert Hardaway, "72 years old, a widely known actor who once lived in Kansas City." He was born in Georgia and came to Kansas City in the 1930s, producing and acting "in radio shows...
Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid
Collection of material contained in five boxes that relates to the publication of "The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: The Band That Made Radio Famous," authored by Fred Edmiston. This book recounts the Nighthawks...
A Festive Farewell to Kettle Drive
December 11, 2004
Article describes the "Last Kettle Drive" of Kansas City radio personality Mike Murphy. Murphy's annual fundraiser for the Salvation Army in 2005 was his 30th.
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...
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.
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...
Where Crash Lands, Sparks Fly
January 25, 2006
Article profiles KKFI-FM (90.1) radio personality "Connie Crash" (aka Connie Humiston). Crash and her "Soul Fixin' Blues" show on Tuesday afternoons are described as fixtures of the Kansas City blues scene....
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.'"
The Crazier the Better
Photos and article about "the new WHB participant show, 'Luncheon on the Plaza,'" hosted by later television clown Frank Wiziarde.
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...
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...
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...
Leave It to Cleaver
Discusses the former mayor's new role as host of "Under the Clock", a live radio show broadcast from Union Station on public radio station KCUR-FM.
Amos and Andy
Portrait of radio stars Amos and Andy autographed to Joe Sanders. Autograph reads "To Joe Sanders with our kindest personal regards and best wishes from "Amos (Freeman) 'n' Andy (Charlie)".
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