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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting: Television

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

KCCI (CBS, Des Moines)

KCCI began broadcasting in 1955 as KRNT. It is the CBS affiliate station in Des Moines, Iowa. This collection contains interviews conducted by KCCI news reporter Mary Brubaker, ca. 1988-1990s.

Extent: 15 linear feet (10 boxes), U-matic & Betacam videotapes

Date Range: ca. 1988-1999


KGAN (CBS, Cedar Rapids)

KGAN was originally WMT-TV, and first signed on in September 1953. It was licensed to serve the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque markets as a CBS affiliate. This collection contains news, sports, weather and other programming, ca. 1953-1990.

Extent: Approximately 375 linear feet

Date Range: 1953-1990s

KCRG (ABC, Cedar Rapids)

KCRG was originally owned by the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and first went on the air in 1953. It is the CBS affiliate for the Cedar Rapids metro area. This collection contains open-reel audio tape of broadcasts.

Extent: 42 items, 4.5 linear feet

Date Range: Unknown


KWWL (NBC, Waterloo)

KDPS (Des Moines)

KDPS was on the air 1959-1969, creating educational programming via Des Moines Independent School District. The station is now a Public Broadcasting affiliate, KDIN.

Extent: 7 2-inch quadruplex video reels

Date: 1965

WQAD (ABC, Quad Cities)

WQAD is the ABC affiliate television station in the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa (Moline, IL; Rock Island, IL; Davenport, IA; Bettendorf, IA). This collection contains videos of news broadcasts.

Extent: 1500 U-matic videotapes

Date Range: 1983-1999