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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. Phil Evans hands the plaque to Erikson, and Harold Garver, FFA chapter advisor, stands at the right side of the image. A banner reading "Future Farmers of America" with the organization's emblem hangs behind the men.

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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. The FFA members are dressed in a variety of clothing, some with visible FFA emblems in the front row. The group is gathered around a microphone with a KMBC label. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Co-Operation" scrapbook.

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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. The photograph was originally part of the 1939-1940 Future Farmers of American "Leadership" scrapbook.

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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. The text of the postcard reads "In appreciation of your interest and response to our request of Oct. 15th 1935 on the Morning Farm Program. Yours -," followed by Evans' and Owens' signatures.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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