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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting: Leo Greco Collection

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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting

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Leo Greco Collection

 

Preface

The purpose of the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting is to establish and maintain a permanent collection of materials relating to the history, development and contribution of radio and television in Iowa.

The Archives is committed to providing access to holdings. However, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with the donors. Due to the complexity and variety of audiovisual formats, most items will need to be digitally duplicated or transferred before access can be provided.

 

Introduction

Abstract: Leo Greco was a band leader and radio show host, entertaining Iowans for seventy years. He led the Leo Greco Band in the 1950s and 1960s, and was the long-time host of the "Variety Time" radio show on WMT radio, from the early 1970s to his death in 2011. This collection includes recordings of Leo Greco television program and Leo Greco and his Pioneers.

 

Scope and Content Note

Extent: 145 items

Physical Description:  16mm Film (2) DVD (1) Audiocassette (143)

Dates: 1992-2008; 2011

Subjects: WHO-TV, KGLO-TV, Kents Feeds

Related Material: None

 

Administrative Information

Restrictions: Some materials in this collection may be restricted under copyright. The Archives provides access to these items for the purpose of research, instruction, and private study under the provisions of Faire Use, outlined in section 107 of copyright law. User assumes all responsibility for obtaining permission for reproduction or use.

Preferred Citation: [item title/description], [date]; Leo Greco Collection, Archives of Iowa Boradcasting, Waverly, Iowa.

Acquisition Information: Donation

Processing Information: Processing completed by G.C. on 9/17/2018.

 

Biographical Sketch/Agency History

History: Leo Greco was the band leader for Leo Greco and the Pioneers (later Leo Greco Band) starting in the 1950s. He began hosting the “Variety Time” radio show for WMT in the 1970s until his death in 2011. Greco also worked with non-for-profits such as Camp Courageous (Monticello).

Bibliography: http://hubcitymusic.cloudmurphy.com/leo-greco/ (accessed 9/17/2018).

 

Series Description

Broadcast Recordings

Contains recordings of Leo Greco programs on several formats, including:

Moving Images:

  • 16mm film. Contain visual recording of Leo Greco and His Pioneers.
  • 2 reels of 16mm film in one box.

Video Recording:

  • Contains the two recorded episodes of Leo Greco’s weekly television program. Sponsored by Kents Feeds for the proceeds going to Camp Courageous.
  • One DVD in one box.

Audio Recording:

  • Audio cassette tapes, 1992-2008. Includes audio recordings of Leo Greco and his Pioneers. Some have track lists on paper attached. Some contain personal notes.
  • 143 audio cassette tapes in one box.
  • Arranged chronologically by date.

 

Container Listing

Format

Series

Content

Date

16mm Film

Greco

Leo and His Pioneers - Kent Feed #7

 

16mm Film

Greco

Leo and Pioneers #13

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 3 (A)

 

DVD

Greco

Kent Feeds Presents Leo Greco and His Pioneers All Proceeds to Benefit Camp Courage of Iowa

2011

Audiocassette

Greco

Side A: Leo Greco 11-29-92; Side B:Folk Music 12-4-92

11/29/1992;12/4/1992

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 4-29-07 #2

4/29/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 4-29-07 #1

4/29/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 10-26-92 #3

10/26/1992

Audiocassette

Greco

Side A: Greco 10-27-96 #11; Side B: Greco - WMT 11-3-96 #11

10/27/1996;11/3/1996

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 3 (B)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 10-11-92 #2

10/11/1992

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 9-10-95 #1

9/10/1995

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 7-29-07 #4

7/29/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco - New Years 1997 #1

1/1/1997

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco - New Years 1997 #2

1/1/1997

Audiocassette

Greco

Side A: Leo Greco 10-28-01 #21; Side B: Galager and O'Reilly and Limebale

10/28/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-13-07 #4

5/13/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 6-24-07 #1

6/24/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 8-5-07 #2

8/5/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-13-07 #2

5/13/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 10-28-01 #20

10/28/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 4-14-02 1A

4/14/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 4-14-02 2A

4/14/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 4-14-02 3A

4/14/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-10-91 #1

11/10/1991

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 10-4-1992 #1

10/4/1992

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-9-03 #3

11/9/2003

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 1-27-02 1A

1/27/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 1-27-02 2A

1/27/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 1-27-02 3A

1/27/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 6-16-02 #1

6/16/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 6-16-02 #2

6/16/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 6-16-02 #3

6/16/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 2-10-02 1A

2/10/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 2-10-02 2A

2/10/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 2-10-02 3A

2/10/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 4-28-02 1A

4/28/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 4-28-02 2A

4/28/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 4-28-02 3A

4/28/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 1-20-02 1A

1/20/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 1-20-02 2A

1/20/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 1-20-02 3A

1/20/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 2-17-02 1A

2/17/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 2-17-02 2A

2/17/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 2-17-02 3A

2/17/2002

Audiocassette

Greco

One (A)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Two (A)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Three (A)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Four (A)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Five (A)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 1 (A)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 2 (A)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 3 ( C )

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Two (B)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Three (B)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Four (B)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Five (B)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

One (B)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Three ( C )

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 3 (D)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Four ( C )

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Four (D)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Five ( C )

 

Audiocassette

Greco

9-28 # 4

 

Audiocassette

Greco

9-28 #2

 

Audiocassette

Greco

9-28 #3

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Two ( C )

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Two (D)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Three (D)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Five (D)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

No Label (A)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Four ( E)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Three ( E)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Five ( E)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-2-03 #1

11/2/2003

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-2-03 #2

11/2/2003

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-2-03 #3

11/2/2003

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-9-03 #2

11/9/2003

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 8-5-07 #3

8/5/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 4-25-04 #3

4/25/2004

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-20-07 #4

5/20/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-20-07 #3

5/20/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-20-07 #2

5/20/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-20-07 #1

5/20/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 10-9-03 #1

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-21-06 #1

5/21/2006

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 7-30-06 #1

7/30/2006

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-12-06 #1

11/12/2006

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 4-11-04 #1

4/11/2004

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-16-04 #5

5/16/2004

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 12-21-03 #2

12/21/2003

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 12-7-03 #3

12/7/2003

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 1-4-2004 #1

1/4/2004

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 8-22-04 #3

8/22/2004

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-16-04 #3

5/16/2004

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-6-07 #1

5/6/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-6-07 #2

5/6/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-6-07 #3

5/6/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 5-6-07 #4

5/6/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco (Me) 11-4-01 #4

11/4/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

No Label (B)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

3-30-08 #1

3/30/2008

Audiocassette

Greco

3-30-08 #3

3/30/2008

Audiocassette

Greco

4-6-08 #1

4/6/2008

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 1 (B)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 2 (B)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 3 ( E)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-11-01 Me

11/11/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco -Me 10-21-01 #14

10/21/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Side A: Leo Greco 10-14-01 #13; Side B: Greco and WMT Music #13

10/14/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Five (F)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Side A: Leo Greco 11-10-96 #13; Side B: Greco - My Song

11/10/1996

Audiocassette

Greco

Side A: Leo Greco 10-15-00 #14; Side B: My Song #1 10-22-00 #14

10/22/2000

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco My Song 6-29-97 #3

6/29/1997

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-4-01 #24

11/4/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 10-21-01 #15

10/21/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Five (G)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 1-21-07 #4

1/21/2007

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-4-01 #5

11/4/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-4-01 #23

11/4/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-11-01 #3

11/11/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-11-01 #2

11/11/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Side A: Leo Greco 9-29-99 #2; Side B: Greco Continued -Mood Music #2

9/29/1999

Audiocassette

Greco

Five (H)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Side A: Leo Greco - Me 10-21-01 #18; Side B: Limbaugh11-1-01

10/21/2001; 11/1/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco 11-4-01 #25

11/4/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 3 (F)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 1 ( C)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Five (I)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 3 (G)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 2 (C )

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 1 (D)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Tape 3 (H)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Leo Greco - Me 10-28-01 #19

10/28/2001

Audiocassette

Greco

One (C )

 

Audiocassette

Greco

Three (F)

 

Audiocassette

Greco

11-2 #2

 

Audiocassette

Greco

11-2 #3

 

Audiocassette

Greco

11-2 #4

 

Audiocassette

Greco

11-2 #5

 

Audiocassette

Greco

10-12 #1

 

Audiocassette

Greco

11-12 #2

 

Audiocassette

Greco

11-12 #3

 

 

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