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Bertine E Weston
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....
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.
The Crazier the Better
Photos and article about "the new WHB participant show, 'Luncheon on the Plaza,'" hosted by later television clown Frank Wiziarde.
SC1-3 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...
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...
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.'"
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
Lake City Ordnance Plant
October 5, 1941
Nearly an entire section of the paper devoted to the dedication of the new "Lake City Ordnance Plant," a military industrial complex for production of small arms ammunition in eastern Jackson County made...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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