KMBC Radio

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Photograph of of KMBC radio broadcaster Phil Evans presenting a plaque to reprentatives of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America in 1940 or 1941. The FFA students are identified as G. E. Liddle, left, and Phil Erickson, right.

Photograph of a large group of male Future Farmers of America participants with program advisor Harold Garver and KMBC broadcaster Phil Evans in 1940 or 1941. Evans stands to the left of the image; Garver, to the right, was the Shawnee Mission FFA chapter advisor from its inception in 1929.

Photograph of two young men and three older men gathered in a radio station circa 1939. The young men, identified as Albert Coates on the left and Stephen Ching on the right, are standing at a KMBC radio station microphone, holding papers in their hands. Older men in ties stand around them, and a piano is visible in the background.

Promotional postcard from KMBC radio station featuring a photograph of Phil Evans and Tex Owens from 1935. Broadcaster Evans and country singer/songerwriter Evans, known as "The Original Texas Ranger" on his KMBC program, are seated around a KMBC microphone, with Evans holding a guitar and dressed in a suit and cowboy hat.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

KMBC radio broadcast of "Skipper Hawkins and his Jolly Crew", a dramatic-musical children's radio program sponsored by Sewall Paint and Varnish Company.

Extant excerpt of a KMBC special radio broadcast: While touring floor-to-floor through the new police headquarters building, KMBC correspondenct Neil Keen interviews various Kansas City police officers about their work and their opinion on the new building.

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