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'The Most Trusted Man in America' Dies
July 18, 2009
In-depth obituary article about Walter Cronkite who died July 17, 2009, at the age of 92. Cronkite, an anchor of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1891, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, spent his first...
'Wall to Wall' Classical
August 13, 2006
In November, a new hi-def classical station will be a "side band or HD-2, as it's called, to KUDL-FM." It will feature continuous classical music, 24/7. To receive, one will have to invest in a hi-def...
9 More in the Hot Seat: Carter Broadcast Group
Photo and description of Mike Carter, general manager, and together with his wife Mildred, owners of the Carter Broadcast Group, "the parent company for KPRS 'Hot 103 JAMZ' and KPRT 'Today's Gospel 1590,'"...
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.
A Colorful Career Comes To a Close
August 16, 2007
Prominent Kansas City sports figure Jerry Green died August 15, 2007, at the age of 77. He was "a flamboyant Kansas City businessman who owned banks and radio stations and tried to buy the Kansas City...
A History of Kansas City Radio and Television Stations
A 79 page photocopied typed manuscript which includes a short history of radio and of television in Kansas City and the listing of 47 radio stations and 17 television stations.
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...
An Interview With Chuck Moore
Interviewer: 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...
At Kimo Swing Session
October 13, 1950
File containing a photo and caption about Charlotte Mansfield, a local swing singer with Capitol Records receiving airplay of her current (in 1950) songs being played on local radio stations KIMO and KPRS,...
Broadcast Feuds: KKFI's Leaders Wage War on the Station's Founders
Article describing recent disputes between the Friends of Community Radio, a group of KKFI-FM employees and volunteers, and the radio station's current management.
Building a Sound Alternative
Article about the radio station with an eclectic musical format, including styles of Hispanic, blues, and African, among others.
Discusses the move of classical music radio station KXTR from FM to AM and listeners' reactions to that change.
Catharine Gardner, 'She was Interested in Everyone and Everything'
July 11, 2006
Death tribute for Catharine Gardner also known as Catharine Strom while she was a radio announcer for classical music station, KXTR-FM. She died July 6, 2006, in Raytown, Missouri. She loved classical...
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...
Changes Ahead for Community Radio Station KKFI
Describes the current status and future plans of KKFI-FM.
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,...
City Window: The Radio Stations That Put Ideas before Numbers
Article about the classical music and news radio stations with poor ratings but catering to higher income audiences.
Clara Reyes, founder, editor, and co-publisher of Dos Mundos newspaper, received the 2011 Ohtli Award from Mexico's federal government for her "enduring contributions . . . to the advancement . . . of...
Creating a Voice
May 27, 2015
Article is about a radio program called “Generation Rap” that is run by high school students from all across the Kansas City metro area. The program has aired since 1987.
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."...
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