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New KMOX Trio A Sensation After First Appearance Another talent find from the Ted Straeter Agency
New Radio Broadcasting Station Opened in Hotel Chase Owner Thomas Patrick Convey's first publicity piece following his purchase of the station.
New Studios for KSD
Newscasts from On-the-Scene Location
Newsome Had A National Rep Before St. Louis Used his past acquaintances to endear himself to local listeners.
Norman Knew What Was GNU Was synonymous with his radio stations.
Noted Foreign Correspondent Joins KMOX News Staff John Raleigh replaces Guy Runnion
Nothing But Radio Appeals to Danny Seyforth Success after he landed at KWK
On A Cold December Night Freezing temperatures at the end of December in St. Louis are to be expected. But even though the mercury dropped to 33 degrees the night of Christmas Eve, 1925, a group of engineers apparently had no qualms about trekking to the middle of a field in the (then) far-western suburb of Kirkwood for a special nighttime event.
One Woman - Many Names Participated in almost every phase of radio broadcasting.
Overnight Success Ended up with his dream job.
Peter Grant Wanted To Be An Announcer So He Is One Living his dream
Polly Pops Pirates KWK’s New Feature Has Thrills Aplenty
Popular WEW Star Among Leaders In Fan Mail His Listeners Form Radio Sewing Club
Post Stories Make Rabbitts Hopping Mad Is this town big enough for two Johnny Rabbitts? Is a six-gun showdown on Market Street imminent? Not exactly. It seems that a swirl of controversy, claims and counterclaims found their way onto the pages of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch during the past several months.
Post-Dispatch Owned Market's First Commercial Radio Station
Price Was St. Louis' First Black Disc Jockey Refused to play rock and roll.
Pushed Into The Studio As Unwilling Substitute, Stays On To Career Now featured announcer and program director
Radio Broadcasts...Before St. Louis Had Radio Stations St. Louis Radio Association members were ahead of the times.
Radio Legend Don Pietromonaco Dies The passing of legendary St. Louis radio personality Don Pietromonaco was recognized by various media outlets in St. Louis including a detailed obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Radio Park Cast Its Spell on Employees Too Bud Connell recalls his first day at Radio Park
Radio Park Was One Of A Kind “Radio Park.” It’s a name that prompts a variety of visual images, which is why it was a perfect home for a radio station that relied on theater of the mind. Listeners usually had a much different mental image and many were somewhat disappointed when they saw it, but that didn’t change the way they felt about the station at Radio Park.
Radio Programs For Children Planned As Carefully As For Adult Audience Kids' radio was popular during the Depression
Radio Station KSD A first-person account of the earliest experimental broadcasts of KSD in the days before the station received its broadcasting license.
Radio's Spotlight on the Amateurs It's probably a part of life for many teenagers. One day while listening to the radio, there's that exclamation to one's self: "I could do what that disc jockey's doing, and I could do it better."
Radio, Newspaper war Even though they competed for advertising dollars, there have been times when radio has really needed newspapers. In the case of an East St. Louis radio station, the newspaper wouldn't cooperate.
Ragtime Piano
Ralph Hansen Will Never Forget Pearl Harbor In the newsroom when news of the attack came in.
Relationships of STL Newspapers/Radio Stations Newspapers and radio stations are usually portrayed as competitors for news stories and advertising dollars. But in St. Louis, as in many other cities, newspapers scrambled to be associated with stations, even taking ownership positions. Some were more successful than others.
Remembering KRCH
Remembering KYMC Built and run with help from local commercial stations.
Right Place - Right Time In 1956, Jim Hummel was a curious high school senior, and an invitation from one of his teachers led to a lifelong radio career that ended 51 years later.
Robert Coe - A Broadcast Engineering Pioneer It all began innocently enough. A 10-year-old St. Louis boy was thumbing through a catalog of amateur radio equipment. The year was 1912, so the best any radio amateur could hope for was the ability to send or receive Morse Code.
Round and Round With the First TTOs ​Back in the days of radio's infancy, every station used live musicians on the air. Technology changed all that, but the average listener isn't aware of what happened during the transition. Here in St. Louis, all the stations had to make some changes in hiring, thanks to a man named Petrillo.
Roy Queen Walked Three Miles Through Snow To Learn To Play A Guitar The stuff legends are made of
Russ Walker, WIL Announcer Finds Hobby In Poetry Embarrassed to admit it.
Seeing The Game With France Laux Knowledge of Baseball Helps KMOX Announcer Describe Scenes Enacted At Sportsman’s Park With Split-Second Accuracy. France Laux Knows All and Sees All – About the Great National Game
She Directs the Programs on KMOX
Small-Town Girl Hits the Big Time When Viola Jeanne Chassels graduated from Salem High School in Illinois in 1931, she may have had the typical high school dreams of the time: get married, settle down, raise a family. Instead she became a well-known radio singer.
St. Louis Cardinals' Radio History For generations radio listeners have twisted their dials with renewed fervor in April when baseball season begins. It St. Louis for over a half-century, those dials were tuned to KMOX, but the Cardinals’ play-by-play has been heard on other stations here too.
St. Louis Is Now A Network Center St. Louis last week became the central control point of all East-West radio broadcasting activities of the Columbia Broadcasting Company, according to an announcement from the office of William H. West, director of operations at KMOX.
St. Louis Radio Was A Haven for Hillbillies Live performers on every station
St. Louis Was Slow To Accept FM Radio There were several false starts before the medium took hold.
St. Louis' Department Store Station A logical way to promote the sale of radio receivers.
St. Louis' Jinxed Frequency Very little stability in management or ownership.
St. Louis' Vintage Rock Station Was A "Lady" First
St. Louisan Was A Radio Soap Pioneer He was a newspaper man in St. Louis. She was a much younger woman who had never heard of him until she started working with him later at a Chicago ad agency. They became the husband/wife team who literally set the broadcast standard for a programming genre.
St. Louis’ First DJ War In the early years of disc jockeying, two men fought for St. Louis' top spot.
Staff Organist Was Child Prodigy Not prone to self-promotion
Station KSD of the Post-Dispatch Heard in Many Nations Name of St. Louis Broadcast Throughout the United States Daily and Institutions of City, Like the Symphony Orchestra, Have Been Made Better Known Nationally – Station Has Grown Rapidly Since Inauguration Year Ago
Sterling Harkins, KWK Soloist, U. of Mo. Grad His daughter is his #1 fan.
Susie Sang Her Way Through St. Louis Radio The Gal from the Hills worked hard to get what she wanted.
Taking a Radio Show On the Road Three live shows on three stations each Saturday morning.
Tell Your Troubles To "Mr. Fixit" - One-Man Welfare Agency Of The Air Solving life problems for his listeners.
Ten Of Fifteen Announcers At Local Studios Were Raised In St. Louis Local voices on local stations.
The "Office Boy" Gets Ideas An unlikely radio star
The Fatha Looks Back Lou "Fatha" Thimes was a legend in St. Louis music radio.
The First 1st Lady of Radio The names were different but it was the same woman.
The First KSHE Promotional Brochure K-SHE, the "Lady of FM," gives listeners a respite from the "noise" broadcast by other local stations.
The Good Times of Early FM Rock in St. Louis Radio stations reflected societal attitudes.
The Radio Memories Of An Everyman Visiting local radio stations with a kid who loved the business.
The Radio Station Dad Built In Our Basement No room for record dances with her friends.
The St. Louis Influence on Fibber McGee Writers were the faceless – usually nameless – people behind the scenes in yesteryear radio. Without them very little would have happened. A St. Louis man made a national name for himself in the field of radio writing after he grew tired of the long hours he was putting in at his old job.
The Story Of Gabriel And Now!..For Your Dancing, Listening, and Reminiscing Pleasure...
The Story of Harry Cheshire ("Pappy")…born in Emporia, Kansas and lived for several years in Texas. "Pappy" was in show business for 24 years before entering radio at KFH, Wichita, Kansas. For several years he played character and comedy parts in musical comedies, among those the well known "High Jinks."
The Top St. Louis Radio Drama What began on KMOX in 1937 became a bastion of radio drama for 25 years in St. Louis, thanks in part to the work of a twenty-something man named Kensinger Jones.
The Voice Of St. Louis [A Flooring Perspective] One seldom gives consideration to the floors in radio stations. But the designers of the KMOX Mart Building facility did.
The Window To KSHE's World There are many legends surrounding the old KSHE Crestwood studios. Many involve "the window."
The “Soul of the City” Was Short-Lived It was a long road back after the FCC pulled the plug on KWK radio.
There Were Several "Firsts" At WEW Broadcast code as early as 1912.
They Used To Take Requests When radio was a big deal, they catered to the listeners' whims.
They're Frank and Ernest - But Not Really KWK's Chatter and Patter Team Are Not As Serious As Their Names Sound
Thomas Patrick Convey - St. Louis Radio Pioneer Convey, a real operator, was just what St. Louis radio needed.
Thomas Patrick, Inc. New Corporate Name Of KWK Interesting Program Honors Founder And President Of The Station
Three Comics From Topeka Captivate St. Louis Hearts Henry Dreamed of Radio Starring; Zeb Led An Orchestra; Otto Was Band Leader With Troops In France
Tom Dailey Was A Huge Star at KWK Wore many hats on many different programs.
Tony Cabooch - St. Louis' National Radio Star His ability to play the roles of many characters impressed the sponsor.
Treasure Chest His impersonations were the key
Uncle Billy Of KMOX Gets 2,000 Letters A Week From Fans He just sounds old.
V.A.L. Jones - The First Lady Of St. Louis Radio Listeners loved her voice but some couldn't tell if she was a man or a woman.
Van Volkenburg Elected President of Station KMOX At 29 He Is Youngest Executive To Hold That Post
Voice of St. Louis to be Heard from New Studio Soon Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars Spent for New Quarters in Mart Building
WAAE
Was There A Radio Studio In This Building? The question came in a phone call in October, 2004. David Ohlemeyer's company, The Lawrence Group, was in the process of rehabbing St. Louis' Marquette Building. Atop the building, an extra room had been built, and there was also a huge radio tower on the roof.
WBCE History
WCK
We All Live In A Yellow Submarine Many have inquired about how KDNA folks live.
WEB
WEB Was One of the Early Power Players Implications through a business association, but no documents to back up newspaper's claims of co-ownership.
WEW Celebrates Its Twelfth Year of Broadcasting Renowned As One of Earliest Pioneers of Radio. One Of the Few Non-Commercial Stations In the U.S. Presenting Entertainment Features On Full Allotment Of Time. Success Largely Due to Brother George E. Ruepel, S.J., Who Has Promoted It Unceasingly.
WEW Founds University of the Air To Present All College Subjects "No attendance requirements."
WEW Was Definitely First It's really a question of how you word it.
WEW's Roller Coaster History Began In March, 1922 WEW was never much of a money maker.
WEW's Uncle Bill is "Pal" to His Youthful Artists and Co-Workers A paternal "uncle."
WGN Gets Johnny Harrington, KWK's Ace Sports Announcer Popular sports commentator, who grew up with radio in St. Louis, moves north.
WGNU
What He Really Wanted to Do Was Sing His abilities as a singer didn't impress management.
When Baseball On The Radio Meant Something During several seasons, competing local stations would broadcast all home games.
When Chief Engineers Still Climbed the Towers Bench was one of the most-respected radio engineers in the region.
When Disasters Challenge, Radio Delivers A decision made several years back to add more flexibility to their transmitter plant proved crucial for a St. Louis station in its effort to stay on the air and provide critical information when a storm hit town.

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