A collection of more than 200 audio tapes and phonorecord albums, which
includes programs, interviews, air checks, promotional spots, and similar materials.
Finding aid available. Examples include:
Airchecks of St. Louis radio programming, 1960s- .
News, entertainment, advertisements taped from St. Louis radio stations.
Includes such radio personalities as Spencer Allen , Alan Barklage , Miriam Blue, Bruce Bradley, Jack Carney, Dick Clayton, J.C. Corcoran, Bob Costas, Nancy Drew, Ron Elz, Art Fleming, Heather Frampton, Ralph Graczak,
Bob Hardy, Gene Hirsh, Kevin Horrigan, Grant Horton,
Donn Johnson, John McCormick,
Joe "Mama" Mason, Don Miller,
Buddy Moreno, Clarence Nieder,
Bob Osborn, Mary Phelan, Guy Phillips, Don Pietromonaco,
Scott St. James, Don Shafer,
Bob Shea, John Ulett, Mike Wall, Bill Wilkerson, Wendy Wiese, Don Wolff.
KXOK sports. Interviews with the Soldan High
School basketball team, taped before the game, 1940.
Early Ralston Purina Radio shows,
Includes Ask Your Vet and a Tom Mix
air check from 1945.
Airchecks from three Music of the Municipal
Opera programs on KMOX radio, 1946-1948.
Two programs from the Dizzy Dean Show
on KSD radio, 1948.
The program, which originated at KSD, was broadcast nationwide on
the NBC Radio Network. It featured KSDs Frank Eschen.
Saturday at the Chase, KMOX
Includes a 1948 broadcast featuring the Tommy
Dorsey Orchestra, with Lambert Diamond,
announcer; Tommy Reed Orchestra in 1952, with Ollie Raymand announcing; 1947 and 1949 broadcasts featuring
the Buddy Moreno Band; also Spike Jones at the
The St. Louis Story sound
recording St. Louis, Mo.: Boatmens National
Bank of St. Louis[1952?] Two phonorecordings: analog 78 rpm, 12 in.
Boatmens National Bank recording of the broadcast made November 2,
1952, on station KMOX radio, St. Louis. "This album is presented to Mr. Louis M. Nourse, Librarian of St. Louis Public
Library." With insert: "Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Instantaneous
Louise Munsch Dopking.
Recording of Louise Munsch Just for
Women show on WEW, January 22, 1953, with interview of Dr. Lillian Gilbreth, efficiency engineer and author of Cheaper
By the Dozen, on "Managing Minutes in Your Kitchen;" interviews with Betty Furness, CBS television personality, and home economist Nancy Haven, as well as other programs, 1955-1956.
The Sacred Heart Program
on WEW. Programs on phonorecords from 1946, 1957, 1958, 1970, and 1988.
Don Pietromonaco as Johnny Rabbitt
on KXOK, 1957, 1964-1968.
"Crusin 1958." Cassette recording features Jack Carneys WIL radio show. <.font>
The tape was released as part of a series entitled Crusin
the Fifties and the Sixties.
KMOXs At Your Service
program, February 29, 1960, with Paul Wills, announcer,
Bob Holt, character voices, and Jack
Buck, host. The first broadcast.
Other shows include the At Your Service first anniversary,
February 28, 1961; its twentieth anniversary show, February 29, 1980, with Anne Keefe interviewing Robert
Hyland; J. Roy McCarthy interviewing Al Fleishman in 1965; Jack
Buck hosting Dr. William Masters and
Virginia Johnson, May 8, 1965.
Gene Chase interviews. Twenty-three
tapes of interviews on WIL, 1963-1969.
Includes such celebrities as Cab Calloway, Andy Devine, Gene Krupa, Robert Goulet, MacDonald Carey, Marge Champion, and Jane
Morgan. Also, two cassette tapes of radio personality Genevieve Bierman Chases auditions, with
examples of commercials and the characters she performed throughout her career.
Radio commercials, 1965-1967. A cassette recording of St. Louis
radio commercials, including commercials for the Yellow Pages, Community Federal Savings
and Loan, Central Airlines, and Telephone Long Distance.
Bob Hardy interviews and programs.
Various broadcasts on KMOX radio.
Includes interviews with A.J. Cervantes
on April 7, 1965, the day after his election as mayor of St. Louis; with former St.
Louis mayor Ray Tucker, November 11, 1967; with U.S.
Representative William Clay May 13, 1975; with Jack Carney 1975; also, reviews of the years news in
December 1966 and 1970; cassettes of his live broadcasts made in Berlin and Moscow, April
KMOX radio news broadcasts and news series,
1974-1982. 26 audiotapes.
Includes award-winning programs, such as the Edward R. Murrow
award-winning series for public service The High Society, January 1976; Consumer
Protection, March 1976, Peabody Award winner; Unsafe Bridges, 1977, awarded
first prize in a competition sponsored by Uniroyal Tires; Declaring psychological
warfare against cancer, April 1981, winner of the 1981 Media Award from the American
Psychological Foundation; and Black-on-black crime, recipient of the 1981 George W.
Polk award. Other programs concern the East St. Louis schools, autumn 1974; St. Louis
sheet metal workers strike, December 1974; child abuse, 1975; the Jerry
Litton plane crash, August 1976; St. Louis magnet schools, September 1976; The
Broken Promise, on treatment of the disabled, August-September 1977; problems with St.
Louis ambulance service, November-December 1977; series of journalistic ethics, September
1981; and broadcasts on the1982 floods.
John Roedel interviews. Collection
of eight taped (audiocassette) interviews conducted by Roedel while he worked for KSD radio.
Includes interviews with Les Dill and
Bob Hudson owner and manager, respectively, of Meramec
Caverns, discussing the proposal for the Meramec basin dam on Information 55,
February 1974; Thomas Eagleton U.S. senator
from Missouri, on Information 55, September 1973; Duke
Ellington jazz musician, on Information 55, May 5, 1972; John T. Farrell, author of Studs Lonigan, on Information
55, March 11, 1973; James Pike, Episcopal Bishop
of Diocese of California, on Image, October 1964; John
Cameron Swayze, radio and television newscaster, on Information 55,
June 14, 1973; James Symington, congressman
from the second district of Missouri, on Information 55, September 1973; and Harry S. Truman, U.S. president (partial interview),
Charlie Menees airchecks on KWMU, 1972 and 1978, and on KMOX radio, 1990.
Jack Carney bits on KMOX radio shows, 1975-1979, 1984. 12
Other Carney programming includes radio tributes on November 28,
1984, and December 25, 1984, following his death in November 1984.
"Parachuting Santa Hoax." December 1980 cassette
Robert Lynn of KMOX radio
interviewing a caller who claimed to have seen a man dressed as Santa Claus parachute from
the top of the Arch. There was no other substantial evidence, and the story was considered
a hoax. Three pages of explanatory articles accompany the tape.
KSHE nuclear attack, January 29, 1991.
A spoof nuclear attack reported by John Ulett
followed by an explanation and apology.
Jim Bolens "Jazz Comes
Calling" on WSIE, April 13, 1991.
"KMOX radio 70 Years in the Making" aired
on December 24, 1995, with Jack Buck and Jim White
as hosts. Features Jack Carney with Bob
Starr and Rex Davis; Bob
Hardy interviewing Eleanor Roosevelt;
Casey Van Allen, and John
Marconi awards. 1 box of
St. Louis Radio Associations
advertising awards, 1987, 1989-1994.
A.I.R. (Achievement in Radio) awards. 1
box of audiotapes.
"A broadcast competition celebrating excellence in Saint Louis area
radio," started in 1996. Library has 1998- .
Radio scripts, manuscripts, publications, photographs,
11 boxes. Pamphlets, promotional material, magazines, and clippings
related to St. Louis radio stations. Clippings, dated from the 1920s, have been copied
from the Librarys extensive collections. Other items of interest include:
The Community Forum scripts,
weekly broadcast on KSD radio, June 21, 1942.
R. Fullerton Place served as
master of ceremonies.
Inquiring Girl Reporter
scripts, KWK, 1942-1943.
New Events in Social Work
scripts for the weekly WIL program, chiefly January-May 1942.
"Sunday afternoon commentators bringing you events of community
interest in St. Louis and St. Louis County . . . the news of the week in our town
and about our people. Page 1 of the Newspaper of the Air, sponsored by United
Charities and the Social Planning Council ..."
Down Memory Lane scripts,
"a presentation of Franchon & Marco,"
1949-1954?, KXOK radio.
Donated by Ellie Ohrn, who
wrote the script copy. Popular music, jazz, and light classics by such musicians as Margaret Whiting, Bing Crosby,
Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra,
Fred Waring, Duke Ellington.
KDNA. 6 cartons, unprocessed.
Includes publications, correspondence, program logs, and other
KDHX. 1 box.
Photographs, 1980s-1998. Show KDHX studio, personnel,
promotional, and special events.
KMOX-Muny Opera. 13 phonodiscs of Municipal Opera shows
broadcast on KMOX, 1946-1948.
KMOX Celebrity Cookbook, Spender by KMOX Radio, Illinois Farm Bureau, National Missouri Farm Bureau;
Proceeds Benefit Holiday Harvest. [St. Louis, Mo., 198-?]
Prom, v. 1-23 (1947-1969).
St. Louis: Miller Publications. Magazine "exclusively for
youth," which featured frequent articles on St. Louis radio and disc jockeys.
Transit News/St. Louis Public Service Company. Typescript,
n.d., with corrections.
For program on the World War I service of St. Louisan Major John H. Quick.
Union Electric Company of
Missouri. The Land We Live In. 1937-1952.
Scripts of 380 shows broadcast first on KSD
radio and later on KMOX radio. The shows present the history of the St. Louis area.
Radio promotional items:
3 storage boxes. A variety of promotional items from St. Louis radio
stations, including coffee mugs, T-shirts, bags, bumper stickers, posters, pens and
pencils, postcards, buttons, patches, frisbees, visors, keychains, magnets, balloons,
coupons, posters, and more. Among the more unusual, the KATZ license