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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting: Radio
Materials

AIB establishes and maintains a permanent collection of materials relating to the history, development and contribution of radio and television in Iowa.

KCRG-AM (Cedar Rapids)

KCRG Radio AM is now KGYM, and began broadcasting in 1947 from Cedar Rapids. This collection contains audio tape reels, cartridges and cassettes.

Extent: Approximately 18 linear feet

Date Range: Unknown

THIS COLLECTION IS UNPROCESSED

WHO-AM (Des Moines)

WHO began broadcasting from Des Moines in 1924. This collection contains recordings of broadcasts and advertisements, as well as photographs, scrapbooks, program schedules, log sheets, farm service reports, and other files.

Extent: 244 linear feet

Date Range: ca. 1936-1993

KRNT-AM (Des Moines)

KSO Radio (Des Moines) was renamed KRNT in 1935, and the station moved to 1350 AM frequency in 1941. For much of its history, the station was an adult standards format, until 2015 when it was converted to sports radio. Materials related to KRNT are in two collections:

Bob Ogburn Collection contains audio discs, reels and cassettes, documents and books related to music, broadcasting and other topics.

Extent: 34.5 linear feet

Date Range: Unknown

Julie Rutz Collection contains audiocassettes of her time as a broadcaster, including interviews she conducted.

Extent: 3 linear feet

Date Range: ca. 1980s

BOTH COLLECTIONS ARE UNPROCESSED

WMT-AM (Cedar Rapids)

WMT originally signed on as WJAM in 1922. It became WMT in 1928 when the station was sold to Harry Shaw, owner of the Waterloo Morning Tribune. He moved the station to Waterloo, but it returned to Cedar Rapids the year following its sale to the Cowles family in 1934.

This collection contains broadcast recordings, promotional materials, artifacts and photographs, including the original WMT microphone, a photograph of station founder "Tex" Perham, printing plates, banners, and more.

Extent: 13 linear feet

Date Range: 1922-1980s

THIS COLLECTION IS UNPROCESSED

WOC (Quad Cities)

WOC signed on in 1922, broadcasting from Davenport, Iowa for the Quad Cities market (Davenport, Iowa; Bettendorf, Iowa; Rock Island, Illinois; Moline, Illinois).

Extent: 3 linear feet (29 7-inch audio reels)

Date Range: Unknown

THIS COLLECTION IS UNPROCESSED