Geographic Collection – Continental US

  • KNX, Los Angeles – A Centennial Station

    KNX, Los Angeles – A Centennial Station

    The station will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sept. 10. By John SchneiderPublished: June 28, 2020 ⋅ Updated: August 6, 2020 This is part of a Radio World series to celebrate early broadcasters as the industry prepares to note the 100th …
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  • The Birth of a Station

    The Birth of a Station

    THE hush of early morning is broken only by the staccato beat of an isolated gasoline engine in a tent in an alfalfa field just beyond the city limits. A sleepy radio operator reads the meters of a portable transmitter arid makes an entry in his …
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  • The Don Lee Broadcasting System

    The Don Lee Broadcasting System

    We all know the big three U.S. television networks: NBC, ABC and CBS, but one nearly forgotten early network was ahead of them all. Many early television firsts came from an experimental Los Angeles station owned by a car dealer and run by a genius …
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  • Finding local Emergency Alert Stations in the US

    Finding local Emergency Alert Stations in the US

    Emergency Alert Stations: A great source of local information by Mario Filippi During the pandemic a source of local information for residents in certain areas of the country can be found on Emergency Advisory Radio stations that dot the country and …
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  • Investor plans ‘Mightier 1090′ after leasing signal of former sports radio station

    Investor plans ‘Mightier 1090′ after leasing signal of former sports radio station

    ‘SoCal-Sports-Talk’ format, summer launch planned for rebranded San Diego station By Tom Krasovic The San Diego Union-TribuneApril 26, 2020 Planning to relaunch San Diego radio station 1090-AM but with less sports content, the owner of an Arizona …
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  • Radio Marti Begins Shortwave DRM Transmissions

    Radio Marti Begins Shortwave DRM Transmissions

    USAGM aims to help drive development of low-cost DRM receivers By Hans JohnsonPublished: April 22, 2020 Radio Marti began Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) shortwave transmissions on Feb. 4. Part of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), Radio Marti …
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  • White House slams Voice of America, VOA fights back

    White House slams Voice of America, VOA fights back

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday launched an unusual attack on the congressionally funded Voice of America, the U.S. broadcaster that for decades has provided independent news reporting around the world. In a broadside directed against …
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  • KOA Building Tour – 1959

    KOA Building Tour – 1959

    A tour of the KOA-TV and radio studios soon after their construction in 1959. Hosted by Pete Smythe with an introduction by Today Show Host Dave Garroway and narrated by Ed “Weatherman” Bowman https://youtu.be/hGGD67xmQtw KOA Building …
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  • Historic WHO Radio Recordings Now Online

    Historic WHO Radio Recordings Now Online

    Cliff Brockman Iowa Broadcast News Association December 9th, 2019 Archivist Amy Moorman holds original recording. A large collection of WHO radio recordings in the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting (AIB) has been digitized and is now available online to …
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  • Tribute to a Century of Broadcasting

    Tribute to a Century of Broadcasting

    On the 100th anniversary of broadcast radio it’s still possible to hear an AM radio station on all 118 AM North American Medium Wave channels from 530 kHz to 1700 kHz. Listen to stations on all frequencies as recorded off the air with a simple …
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  • KNX Los Angeles Turns 99

    KNX Los Angeles Turns 99

    California Mediumwave Station Celebrates 99 Years Dr. Adrian M. PetersonAWR “Wavescan”October 13, 2019 The well known powerful mediumwave station KNX in Los Angeles California is heard regularly in season at night throughout the western …
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  • CKLW and other Jingles from the Past

    CKLW and other Jingles from the Past

    https://youtu.be/DkFZ1IAuIdg CKLW and other Jingles from the Past. Published by fansofjingles on YouTube.…
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  • The Development of the Directional AM Broadcast Antenna

    The Development of the Directional AM Broadcast Antenna

    The advent of the directional antenna made it possible for co-channel stations to operate in close proximity John SchneiderRadioWorldJune 2019 This article originally appeared in Spectrum Monitor magazine. In the early years of AM radio …
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  • Voice of America – The Long Reach of Shortwave

    Voice of America – The Long Reach of Shortwave

    ‘Voice of America’ exhibition is a fascinating look at early shortwave radio By David PagelLos Angeles TimesJuly 2019 Long before cell towers started sprouting up everywhere, the federal government commissioned telecommunication companies to build …
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  • Community Radio Station KBFG-LP in Seattle

    Community Radio Station KBFG-LP in Seattle

    By Jennifer WaitsRadio SurvivorJuly 2019 Tucked away in a shed in a northwest Seattle neighborhood was perhaps the tiniest radio station that I’d ever seen: community radio station KBFG-LP. Part of the most recent wave of low power FM stations, it …
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  • WTMA Celebrates 80 Years in Charleston

    WTMA Celebrates 80 Years in Charleston

    It hasn’t changed the call sign, but not much else is the same in 2019 By Ken DeutschRadioWorldJuly 2019 “We’ve come a long way from being that crazy ‘Tiger Radio’ back in the 1960s and ’70s playing top 40, to being a more responsible station that …
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  • AFRTS Archive: Roger Carroll – 1979

    AFRTS Archive: Roger Carroll – 1979

    Roger Carroll and Los Angeles radio were the same thing. From 1948-58 at KABC and 1959-79 at Gene Autry’s KMPC. “KMPC was one of the most successful radio stations in the country, and had the lineup — the most envied talent in the …
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  • AFRTS Archive: Polka Party – 1961

    AFRTS Archive: Polka Party – 1961

    Dick Sinclair was one of our first jocks. He was in that first class at Fox Film studios in 1943, went to the Mosquito Network. When he got back he made polka music incredibly popular, a syndicated radio show, several TV shows. He loved his work. By …
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  • KOST 103.5 FM: The “Inside” Story – A Video Tour from 1989

    KOST 103.5 FM: The “Inside” Story – A Video Tour from 1989

    https://youtu.be/VYDc4v9lpGY It’s back to the 80’s for this Mark and Kim hosted video written and produced by then KOST Program Director Jhani Kaye. This video gives listeners an inside look at how radio works. Originally distributed for …
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  • Nautel Memorable Radio: WFMT

    Nautel Memorable Radio: WFMT

    WFMT Chicago Commences HD Radio™ Broadcasting with Nautel NV40 A fine-arts station since its debut, WFMT-FM Chicago has always had a reputation for classical music and utmost audio quality. Station engineers once designed their own audio …
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