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Extant excerpt of a KMBC special radio broadcast: Three Kansas City police reporters talk about their work, about Kansas City crime, and share their on-the-job stories. Discussion of Frank Nash, Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd, and Otto Higgins are included.

Date: 
November 19th 1938

KMBC radio broadcast of "Family Album of Song", a musical program featuring the Midwesterners Quartet, vocal quartet, and organist P. Hans Flath, with announcer Jack Starr. Musical selections include: Song of songs (opening theme); At dawning (I love you; Tell me the old, old story; Organ solo; Long, long ago; Oh promise me; Closing.

Date: 
June 22nd 1937

KMBC radio broadcast of "Family Album of Song", a musical program featuring the Midwesterners Quartet, vocal quartet, and organist P. Hans Flath, with announcer Jack Starr. Musical selections include: Song of songs (opening theme); At dawning (I love you; Tell me the old, old story; Organ solo; Long, long ago; Oh promise me; Closing.

Date: 
June 22nd 1937

KMBC radio audition recording of "The Midlanders", a Western musical program for sponsorship by John Deere with Barry King as the announcer. Performers for the broadcast are Hiram Mortimer Higsby, Colorado Pete, Laura Lee Owens, Slim Wilson, Bud and Spud, Kit and Kay, and the Prairie Pioneers.

Date: 
June 3rd 1938

KMBC radio audition recording of "The Gossip Club", a daily talk show for sponsorship by General Electric. The program is hosted Paul Henning and Gomer Cool with guests Verlia Malone and Elaine "Bubbles" Malone, the wife and daughter of Ted Malone, respectively. Advertisements for General Electric are interspersed throughout the program.

Date: 
December 14th 1936

KMBC radio promotion of "Through the Symphony Orchestra" an music education and appreciation program with host P. Hans Flath, announcer Woody Smith, and members of the KMBC Symphony Orchestra. After a description of the program, Flath breaks down the musical work, Dance of the hours by Amilcare Ponchielli.

Date: 
December 14th 1936

KMBC radio broadcast of an informational fishing program for sponsorship by John Deere with host Neil Keen and guest O. V. Sanders.

Date: 
June 2nd 1938

KMBC radio broadcast of "Skipper Hawkins and his Jolly Crew", a dramatic-musical children's radio program sponsored by Sewall Paint and Varnish Company. The program is interspersed with musical acts, drama, and advertisements in the following order: Theme song; Sewall Paint competition; Drama; Listen to the mockingbird; Drama; The crawdad song; Drama; Mama don't allow; Sewall Paint competition; Instrumental; Theme song.

Date: 
April 1st 1938

Excerpt of the first recording take of a KMBC news broadcast on June 8, 1937. This excerpt covers a local hotel strike, sports headlines, and the local weather with advertisements for Clark's Coffee.

Date: 
June 8th 1937

Excerpt of a KMBC spot news and women's news broadcast on October 10, 1938. Host Betty Corbin covers the Kansas City weather forecast, Kansas City liquor tax raids, a local hardship story in St. Joseph, and a theft in Detroit.

Date: 
October 13th 1938
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