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Like the rest of the major cities in the U.S., St. Louis has seen arguments over which station was "first" on the air.

Documentation exists that shows WEW, owned by St. Louis University, actually originated the first "broadcasts," which came in the form of Morse Code transmissions of weather information in 1913. By 1921, the station was regularly broadcasting weather information via "radiophone;" that is, using voice.

There are further published reports of voice broadcasting in 1921, with KSD, owned by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, doing an experimental broadcast of the description of a golf match at the St. Louis Country Club in September, 1921.

By early 1922, there were many amateur efforts at broadcasting, and receivers were being built using plans that were being published in newspapers. St. Louis saw five radio stations licensed, KSD, WEW, WEB, WAAE and WCK, in the first six months of the year. All were on the same frequency, 833 kHz (360 meters), and all broadcast sporadically, with some publishing their programming schedules in local papers.

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KACO FM
1-KACO History
2-Joan Colgrove - A One-Woman Show
 
 
KADI AM
The Good Times of Early FM Rock in St. Louis
 
KADI composite
KADI FM
KADI-FM Signs On
Sam Kaiser 1973
 
KADY AM
The Birth of the KADY Twins
 
 
KASP AM
KASP History
 
 
KATZ AM
1-KATZ 1600 kHz
2-Race Radio Crossed the Color Lines
1976 Composite
1-Spider Burks/KATZ
2-Bernie Hayes/KATZ
http://www.gospel1600.com/
KATZ FM  
1-KATZ-FM 2002 “The Beat”
2-Thimes, Lou
 
http://www.100.3thebeat.com/
KBDY FM
KBDY History
 
 
KBGS FM
KBGS History
 
 
KBIL AM
KBIL 600 kHz
 
 
KBMJ FM
KBMJ 90.7 mHz
 
 
KBWX FM  
 
 
http://www.wild1049stl.com/main.html
KCFM FM
The Night The Tower Came Crashing Down
 
 
KCFV FM
KCFV History
 
 
http://www.stlcc.edu/FV/KCFV/Index.html
KCLC FM
KCLC History
 
 
http://www.891thewood.com/
KCWA FM
KCWA History
 
 
KDHX FM
KDHX History
 
 
http://www.kdhx.org/
KDNA FM
View Articles
 
 
KDNY FM
KDNY History
 
 
KEZK AM
KEZK(AM) History
 
 
KEZK FM  
 
 
http://www.kezk.com
KFAV FM  
 
 
http://www.kfav.com/
KFEZ AM
KFEZ
 
 
KFGB AM
KFGB
 
 
KFGJ AM
KFGJ
 
 
KFHD AM  
 
 
KFIB AM
KFIB
 
 
KFMS FM
KFMS
 
 
KFNS AM
KFNS
 
 
http://www.kfns.com
KFNS FM
KFNS-FM
 
 
KFQA AM
1-KFQA - The Joe Btfsplk of St. Louis Radio Stations
2-KFQA - Barely A Radio Station
 
 
KFRG AM
KFRG
 
 
KFRH AM
KFRH 400 kHz, et. al.
 
 
KFTK FM
KFTK History
 
 
http://www.971talk.com
KFUO AM
1-KFUO Overview 1933
2-KFUO Was One Of St. Louis' First Stations
3-KFUO Moves Studio
1-KFUO History
2-KFUO 2012
 
http://www.kfuo.org
KFUO FM
KFUO-FM Deserves Respect
 
 
http://www.classic99.com
KFVE AM
1-KFVE - Overview
2-KFVE's Short, Troubled Life
 
 
KFWF AM
KFWF 1400 kHz
 
 
KFXB FM  
 
 
KGLD AM
KGLD History
 
 
KGNA FM
KGNA History
 
 
http://www.goodnewsvoice.org
KGRV FM
KGRV 107.7 mHz
 
 
KHOJ AM
KHOJ History
 
 
KHRU FM
KHRU History
 
 
KHTK FM
KHTK History
 
 
KHTR FM
Hit Radio Was Born In St. Louis
 
Sampler/KHTR
KIHT FM  
 
 
http://www.k-hits.com
KIRL AM
KIRL History
 
 
KJSL AM
KJSL History
 
 
http://truthtalk630.com/
KKOJ AM
KKOJ History
 
 
KKSS FM
KKSS History
 
 
KKWK AM  
 
 
KLJY FM  
 
 
http://joyfmonline.org/
KLOU FM  
 
 
http://www.klou.com
KLPH FM
KLPH History
 
 
KLSR AM  
 
 
KLTH FM  
 
 
KMJM AM  
 
 
KMJM FM  
 
 
http://www.kmjm.com/main.html
KMOX AM
View Articles
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Listen to Audio
http://www.kmox.com
KMOX FM
KMOX-FM – Always An Afterthought
 
 
KNJZ FM  
 
 
KNSX AM  
 
 
http://www.knsx.com
KOMR FM
KOMR History
 
 
KPLR FM  
 
 
KPNT AM  
 
 
http://www.kpnt.com
KQQZ AM  
 
 
http://www.kqqz1190am.com/
KRAM AM  
 
 
KRCH FM
1-KRCH - Overview
2-Remembering KRCH
 
 
KRFD FM  
 
 
KRFT AM  
 
 
KRG  AM  
 
 
KRHS FM  
 
 
KRJY FM  
KRJY 1987
 
KRSH FM  
 
 
KSCF AM  
 
 
KSD AM
View Articles
 
 
KSD FM  
 
 
http://www.ksdfm.com
KSHE FM
View Articles
View Videos
 
http://www.kshe95.com
KSIV AM  
 
 
http://www.bottradionetwork.com/stations/missouri/st-louis/
KSIV FM  
 
 
KSLG AM  
 
 
KSLH FM  
 
 
KSLQ FM
When St. Louis Got the Q
1-Red Baron Dec. 1973
2-1976 Composite
KSLQ Montage
KSLU AM  
 
 
KSLZ FM  
 
 
http://www.z1077.com
KSTL AM
View Articles
 
Spider Burks/KSTL
KSTL FM
KSTL-FM
 
 
KSTZ AM  
 
 
KTRS AM
When Disasters Challenge, Radio Delivers
 
 
http://www.ktrs.com
KUSA AM  
 
 
KVSL AM
KVSL
 
 
KWGD FM
Globe-Democrat Finally Builds A Radio Station
 
 
KWIX FM  
 
 
KWK AM
View Articles
KWK Record Smash
1-Shady Valley Gang/KWK
2-Buddy Moreno, KWK
KWK FM  
 
 
KWMU FM  
1-KETC | Living St. Louis | Ben Abell
2-Adam Allington in Iraq
3-KWMU’s Bob McCabe Retires
 
http://www.kwmu.org
KWRE AM  
 
 
http://www.kwre.com/
KWUR FM  
 
 
http://www.kwur.com
KXEN AM  
 
 
http://www.kxen1010am.com
KXFN AM
KXFN History
 
 
http://www.1380thewoman.com/
KXLW AM
1-A Flack's View of KXLW
2-For KXLW, the Early Road Was Rough
3-KXLW Is Sold
 
George Logan (The G), KXLW
KXLW FM  
 
 
KXOK AM
View Articles
View Videos
 
KXOK FM
1-KXOK-FM History 2
2-KXOK-FM History 1
3-KXOK-FM Buys Broadcast Facilities
 
 
KYKY FM  
 
 
http://www.y98.com
KYMC AM
Remembering KYMC
 
 
KZJZ AM  
 
 
KZMM AM
KZMM
 
 
KZQZ AM  
 
 
http://www.kzqz1430am.com/
WAAE AM
WAAE
 
 
WALC FM  
1-WALC Commercial
2-Station composite 1997
 
WAMV AM  
 
 
WARH FM
“The Arch” Takes Over Music Radio in St. Louis
 
 
http://www.1065thearch.com
WBBR AM  
 
 
WBBR FM  
 
 
WBBY AM  
 
 
WBCE AM
WBCE History
 
 
WBEL AM  
 
 
WBGZ AM  
 
 
http://www.altondailynews.com
WCBW AM  
 
 
WCBW FM
The Radio Station Dad Built In Our Basement
 
 
WCEO AM  
 
 
WCK AM
WCK
 
 
WEB AM
1-WEB
2-Mr. Benson's Station, Or The Star's?
 
 
WESL AM
Working At WESL Was "Like Family"
 
Dr. Jockenstein, WESL roll call
WEW AM
View Articles
1-WEW in 1996
2-WEW Bosnian program
 
http://www.wewradio.com
WEW FM  
 
 
WFAK AM  
 
 
WFFX FM  
 
 
WFUN FM  
 
 
http://www.foxy955.net
WFXB AM  
 
 
WGNO FM  
 
 
WGNU AM
1-WGNU
2-Norman Knew What Was GNU
 
 
http://wgnu920am.com
WGNU FM  
 
 
WHBM AM
East St. Louis' Portable Radio Station
 
 
WHHL FM  
 
 
http://hot1041stl.com/
WIBV AM
1260 Radio...The Voice of Metro East
 
 
WIL AM
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Robin Scott aircheck Feb. 8, 1961
1-Gene Chase/WIL
2-Dan Ingram, WIL spot break and song intro
3-Dan Ingram, WIL spot break
WIL FM  
 

Rockin’ Robin Scott - WIL St. Louis 2/8/61

http://www.wil92.com
WIMJ FM  
 
 
WINU AM  
 
 
WKBQ AM  
 
 
WKBQ FM  
 
 
WKKX AM  
 
 
WKKX FM
"KIX" Wasn't Easy To Find
 
 
WKLL AM  
 
 
WLCA FM  
 
 
http://www.wlcafm.com/
WMAY AM
WMAY
 
 
WMLL FM  
 
 
WMRY FM  
 
 
WMVN FM  
 
 
WOAL AM  
 
 
WOKZ AM  
 
 
WOKZ FM  
 
 
WQQW AM  
 
 
http://www.wqqw1510.com/
WQQX AM  
 
 
http://www.wqqx1490am.com/
WRAO AM  
 
 
WRDA FM  
 
 
WRTE FM
WRTE History
 
 
WRTH AM  
 
 
WRYT AM  
 
 
WSBF AM
1-St. Louis' Department Store Station
2-WSBF's Wearer of Many Hats
 
 
WSDD AM  
 
 
WSDZ AM  
 
 
http://disney.go.com/radiodisney/index.html?loc=http%3A//apps.disney.go.com/RadioDisney/Affiliates/index.asp%3Fstation%3DWSDZ
WSGX AM  
 
 
WSIE FM  
KETC | Living St. Louis | Leo Chears
 
http://www.siue.edu/wsie
WSNL FM  
 
 
WSSM FM  
 
 
WTMV AM
View Articles
 
 
WTMV FM  
 
 
WTPC AM  
 
 
WVRV FM  
 
 
WWWK AM  
 
 
WXJO FM  
 
 
WXOS FM  
 
 
http://101espn.com
WXOZ AM  
 
 
WXTM FM  
 
 
WZEN FM