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"Aunt Elizabeth" Comes to KSD No one knew her true identity.
"Don't Be Late For School" Program Heard Over WIL "Good morning, Children. It is exactly eight o'clock Central Standard Time, your station is WIL and this is your 'Don't Be Late For School Program.'"
"I Had No Idea Who Robert Hyland Was." A stopover in St. Louis and an unexpected phone call changed Anne Keefe's career.
"KIX" Wasn't Easy To Find Sheldon Davis and his partners paid too much for his radio station in St. Louis. It had a lousy signal and half the market couldn't pick it up. But for his employees, it was a helluva ride.
"Records" On Your Radio "Records" wasn't his middle name, but he loved his oldies.
"Skeets" Yaney Voted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
"Spirit of St. Louis" Broadcast Series Inaugurated Sunday With a special program by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under Guest Conductor E. Fernandez Arbos of Madrid, Spain, "The Spirit of St. Louis" went upon the air over station KMOX Sunday, in the most unusual campaign of civic advertising by radio ever undertaken in America.
"The Friendly Station" Lives Up to Its Name Working in the radio business used to be fun.
1260 Radio...The Voice of Metro East
A Day at WIL "The Friendly Station" WIL in 1931
A Flack's View of KXLW It was the little station that tried.
A Great Country Music Station WIL's glory days as a country & western powerhouse.
A Great Sister Act Hits St. Louis Mary and Ruth Miccolis are excellent examples of how good, old-fashioned tenacity could pay off for radio entertainers during the medium's heyday.
A Look at KXOK in the Late '40s
A Technical Look At KMOX If you're statistically minded, here are a few numbers to keep you busy:
Action Central News 24 Hours A Day News promotion 1959
Age-Old Tale: Management vs. Employee (and Others Too) Since the earliest days of the radio business there have been conflicts between management and talent. In St. Louis, one of those conflicts led to an appearance in police court.
Always A Showman It's hard to imagine baseball fans pledging their loyalty to a radio play-by-play man named "Jerome," but they loved him. To the listeners, and everyone else who was a baseball fan, he was better known as "Dizzy."
An Inside Look At KWK's Golden Days
An Original KXOK'er In his own words, Bob Hille recalls the early history of KXOK.
Ann Walsh Cooks As She Talks In Magic Kitchen Part of the station's new studio complex
Announcers Are The Ringmasters Of Radio Invisible To Their Audience, These Modern Master Showmen Must Use Their Descriptive Powers And Vocal Tricks With Split Second Efficiency
Another Former Jock Remembers Early FM Rock Vivid memories of the night the KADI studios burned.
Art Ford, A Daytime Station and the Union Some situations faced by managers can't be included in textbooks.
Art Gillham Not So Sad And Gloomy As You Might Think "Master of Pessimism" enjoys his groans.
Aunt Sarah On The Farm Folks Hour Is A Gossipy Widow From Hidalgo Hildred Ransom, who is known to the Early Morning Farm Folks on KMOX as Aunt Sarah, has a pretty hard time keeping up her end with all the kidding she has to take from the group of entertainers that make up the program.
Balanced Radio Diet For Listeners Prescribed By Katheryne McIntire Providing a balanced radio diet of chain and local programs with a dash of humor and seasoned thoroughly with sparkling personalities is the job of Miss Katheryne McIntire, program director at KMOX.
Beer, Baseball And Radio - A Long Relationship Back in 1939, one local brewery's name was synonymous with sports in St. Louis. They sponsored broadcasts of pre-game and post-game baseball broadcasts on the radio and daily sports updates on five local radio stations. In fact, they practically wrote the book on sports sponsorships and broadcasts. No, it wasn't Anheuser-Busch.
Big Band Remotes Highlighted Radio's Golden Days In the early days of radio, the nights were filled with music, but not just any music. In fact, there were very few records being played.
Billy Lang, WIL Announcer, Came To Radio From The Stage Billy Lang, senior announcer at WIL, began his professional career with Paul Whiteman in Denver, their home town. Lang was one of the original rhythm boys in Whiteman’s orchestra.
Blandwagon Artist True Showman Veteran broadcaster is a hit in St. Louis
Bob Holt, KMOX Announcer, Quit Ministry For Mike Became local star
Bonner Was the Top Jock in the 50s E.B. for me. The kids loved him.
Brewery Sponsors Unique Radio Program Taking baseball to the people.
Buddy Blattner, Sports Voice Obituary article
Buster Brown Goes to the White House It was his first day on the job as the voice of Buster Brown on KMOX in 1926. No one, not even Bryson Rash himself, envisioned that day as the beginning of a career that would lead him to the job of network White House correspondent.
Castani Wouldn't Give Up Through a radio engineer's eyes
Changes On St. Louis' Radio Dial A look back through the pages of old newspapers yields some interesting radio "history," some of which isn't all that old but still seems worlds away from the present.
Columbus Gregory - Gospel Pioneer When Columbus Gregory first walked through the doors of KATZ in St. Louis, his only goal was to sing on the air. In the half-century that followed, he did a lot more.
Del King - Local to Network and Back When opportunity knocked, Del King moved quickly.
Delmar King, Versatile KWK Star Reveals His Secret Ambition When Del King, announcer at KWK, sings the title role as a star of the Metropolitan Opera, then he will be truly happy.
Direct-Line Service From Stock Yards New WEW Feature Twelve years ago - when radio was a playtoy, and a listener was not worried with what he received, the broadcast of market reports was inaugurated over the St. Louis University radio station, WEW.
Don Hunt, KMOX’s “Uncle Billy” Author of Radiomusicomedy Kids' show host wears many hats
Dr. Jockenstein - Operating On Your Mind Brought the "roll call" to the St. Louis radio market.
E.B Is Disc Jockey Of The Month National recognition for a local radio star.
Early Program Gets Wide Praise From Listeners People around the world listen at all hours.
Early Voices and Faces of Local Black Radio Opportunities for African Americans in radio and other media have always been extremely limited, but St. Louis' black deejays and announcers have played a special part.
East St. Louis' Portable Radio Station
Ed Bonner
Ed Wilson Had the Franchise On Folksy In the history of St. Louis radio, no one did "folksy" patter like Ed Wilson.
Eddie Benson - St. Louis Inventor It was the night of the Harding-Cox presidential election, November 6, 1920. At the very same moment KDKA "made history" by broadcasting the results, a 20 year-old kid was doing the same thing over 500 miles away on a transmitter he built in the basement of his home in St. Louis.
Evolution Through an Engineer's Eyes It was just like those stories you hear the old timers tell: He was a 15-year-old kid who was so fascinated with the radio business that he just hung around the station until somebody decided to hire him. His name: Dick Castanie.
False Start in Development of St. Louis FM FM radio in St. Louis got off to a false start, just as it did in much of the country. When World War II ended, the federal government opened up the FM spectrum and many AM station owners applied for frequencies to simulcast their AM programming.
Farm Radio From City Stations When it came to life in the early 1920s, radio became a medium for the masses with what is now called "block programming" - specific shows aimed at specific audience segments. For decades, farmers were a huge block, and two men in St. Louis became celebrities during their respective reigns on the radio.
Following in Father's Footsteps
For Gobel, KMOX Was A Step On The Ladder Was in show business here as a budding hillbilly comedian.
For KXLW, the Early Road Was Rough
Former Vocalist, Actor, Announcer, Now Ace KMOX Newsman The beginning of a long, respected career in St. Louis
France Laux, The Sports Voice Of KMOX France Laux, chief sports announcer of KMOX, has had a brilliant and interesting career ever since his high school days. France's accurate and interesting description of the baseball games over KMOX has won him the title of "The most listened-to announcer in St. Louis," and the title is well earned,
Frank Eschen, New WIL Announcer, Came To Radio Via Stage The beginning of a long local broadcast career.
Franklyn MacCormack Was Stage Star Before Radio Claimed Him Former Stage and Movie Star Once CBS Announcer
From St. Louis Singer To Children’s Book Author In the days when there were creative, talented people in the radio business, there were plenty of “characters” who gravitated to broadcasting. Kitty Fink, as she was known to her listeners, fit that description, even after she got out of the broadcast business.
Garnett Marks, WIL Announcer is Aviator and Writer This successful radio man moved around...a lot.
Garry Moore's Early Days In St. Louis Unless you're a fan of trivia, you may not realize that Garry Moore once did a stint as a radio staff announcer here in St. Louis. His name was different then, and his goals didn't exactly envision the new medium - television - which would make him famous.
George Wood Is One Of Radio's Veteran Announcers Transitioned from newspaper to radio.
Georgia Erwin, KMOX Soloist, Is Real Pioneer of Radio in St. Louis Granite City girl started singing as a child.
Get Up and GO In 1959, Gary Owens was honing his craft on WIL
Girls of the Golden West Regret Texas in Their Mountain Songs Knew only two songs when they auditioned.
Glamour, Giggles and Excitement At KMOX County Fair Giggles, a lazily strummed guitar, rollicking accordion tunes and a general scurrying of footsteps describes as nearly accurately as possible the behind-the-scenes preparation for the weekly KMOX County Fair.
Globe-Democrat Finally Builds A Radio Station
Going Wherever the Jobs Were "There was a joint across the street from KMOX, a tavern. We used to hang out in that tavern."
Great Memories of a Jazz DJ A trailblazing jazz DJ in St. Louis
Gypsy Joe Singer Joseph David Cline is a hit on WEW
Hark! The Voice Of St. Louis! KMOX called one of the five leading broadcasters of America. Represents 16 large business houses and speaks for a wide area known as the "49th State."
Harlan Eugene Read, Engineer of "Katy News Express" Is Man of Letters A graduate of Oxford in the U.K. was a St. Louis news commentator
Harold Bolande, Announcer, Musician And Actor Finds Happiness In Radio A radio career that started on a whim.
Hit Radio Was Born In St. Louis CBS used their FM station to set St. Louis music radio on fire.
Holland Engle, KMOX Star, Was A Child Prodigy Built his own radio as a kid.
Holman Sisters Win Local Paul Whiteman Radio Contest KMOX group may hit the big time
How Station KSD Took to the Air
In 1938, Radio Management Was Looking Toward the Future A local radio management round table was broadcast on KMOX
Irene Beasley Got Her Radio Start On Station KMOX If she hadn't decided to write a song, she might just be Irene Beasley, school teacher, instead of radio's "Long, tall gal from Dixie."
Joan Colgrove - A One-Woman Show Joan Colgrove didn't know much about the radio business, but she ended up operating a local radio station by herself.
John Harrington, KWK Announcer Is 23 Years Old and Likes Spinach Early St. Louis baseball broadcaster at age 23.
Junkin Was In The Right Place At The Right Time Announcer Junkin worked his way to the top at KMOX.
KACO History
KADI-FM Signs On
The Birth of the KADY Twins
KASP History
Race Radio Crossed the Color Lines
KATZ 1600 kHz
Kay Morton - Female St. Louis Radio Pioneer When she began her radio career in 1939, she was known as Jane Foster. That was on WTMV, the progressive little AM station in East St. Louis. By the time she left the broadcasting and free-lance business a couple decades later, Kay Morton was a local celebrity.
KBDY History
KBGS History
KBIL 600 kHz
KBMJ 90.7 mHz
The Night The Tower Came Crashing Down
KCFV History
KCLC History
KCWA History

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