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KMOX: The Voice of St. Louis, Missouri (Images of America Series)

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Since it signed on the air on December 24, 1925, KMOX has literally been the "Voice of St. Louis," a pace setter for the radio industry. That positioning statement perfectly described the station and its mission. Through the years, KMOX listeners have heard hillbilly music, local drama, award-winning news, soap operas, bedtime voices in the night, sports play-by-play, call-in talk shows, local editorials, world leaders, local events, and announcers who were perceived as friends of the family. In radio's heyday, ...
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Overview


Since it signed on the air on December 24, 1925, KMOX has literally been the "Voice of St. Louis," a pace setter for the radio industry. That positioning statement perfectly described the station and its mission. Through the years, KMOX listeners have heard hillbilly music, local drama, award-winning news, soap operas, bedtime voices in the night, sports play-by-play, call-in talk shows, local editorials, world leaders, local events, and announcers who were perceived as friends of the family. In radio's heyday, hundreds of CBS network programs heard around the nation originated from the Mart Building studios of KMOX. The station has won every major broadcast award imaginable, directly reflecting its influence and local dominance. For many years, St. Louis's KMOX was tops in the nation in radio market share, and the studios were regularly visited by international radio executives to study the station's success.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738591131
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/5/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 527,699
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Frank Absher is a former announcer on KMOX who began assembling St. Louis media history in 1987. In 2011, he founded the St. Louis Media History Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to gathering and preserving St. Louis media history.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Radio Days 9

2 KMOX during the Great Depression 23

3 More than Hillbillies 47

4 Leaving the Great Depression Behind 71

5 Shifting Gears for the Future 109

About the St. Louis History Media Foundation 127

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