Archives of Iowa Broadcasting
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.
Abstract: 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. 1938, 1942, 1953, 1968, 1972, and from 1974-2004.
Scope and Content Note
Extent: 3,321 audiovisual items including 24 boxes.
Physical Description: Contains video recordings on various formats, including BetacamSP, U-matic, ¾ inch U-Matic, 16 mm film, DVD-R, VHS, ¼-inch reel-to-reel audio tape, 1-inch video reels, and electronic transcription disc (12").
Dates: 1938, 1942, 1953, 1968, 1972, 1974-2004
Subjects: News, Weather, Politics, Iowa, Historic, Promos, Leo Greco, Howard James, CBS, WMT, Dave Shay, NBC, Radio, Media, Rosie O’Donnell, Maury Povich, Montel Williams, Dr. Max & Mombo
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 Fair 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]; KGAN Television Collection; Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, Waverly, Iowa.
Acquisition Information: Donation.
Processing Information: Processing completed by GC and LY on 9/11/2019.
History: KGAN began as WMT-TV in 1953. The station is an affiliate station of CBS. The station now continues to broadcast throughout the eastern areas of Iowa.
“Contact,” CBS2Iowa. https://cbs2iowa.com/station/contact.
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