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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting: KLWW Radio Collection

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KLWW Radio Collection


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: Audiovisual materials, 1971. This collection contains 5 and 7-inch audio tapes created by KLWW Radio.


Scope and Content Note

Extent: 9 items.

Physical Description: Audio tapes (5” and 7’’ reels).

Dates: 1971

Subjects: Radio, Music.

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]; KLWW Radio Collection; Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, Waverly, Iowa.

Acquisition Information: Donation.

Processing Information: Processing completed by R.H. on 11/29/2018.


Station History

History: The station was founded in 1948 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, under the assigned letter KWCR. It became KLWW in the 1960s and kept its name until 1988, when it was changed to its current name, KMRY. Besides broadcasting for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the channel is well-known for airing the top hits from the 1960s to the 1980s, as well as its weekly show dedicated to Elvis Presley. The station was recognized for its outstanding work during its KLWW period by being inducted to the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


Classic KMRY,

"KMRY," Wikipedia,

"KMRY-AM 1450 kHz," Radio-Locator,


Series Description

  1. Audio Recordings

Audio Recordings:

  • The collection contains audio tapes produced by KLWW Radio.
  • 9 audio tapes.
  • Unarranged.

Container Listing





5" Reel


KLWW R-001


5" Reel


KLWW R-002


5" Reel


KLWW R-003


5" Reel


KLWW R-004


5" Reel


KLWW R-005


7" Reel


KLWW R-006


7" Reel


KLWW R-007


7" Reel


KLWW R-008


7" Reel


KLWW R-009



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For more information, contact:

Kay Grigsby, MSLIS
Grant Price Endowed Archivist
(319) 352-8457




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