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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting: WMT Radio Collection

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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting

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WMT Radio 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: Audiovisual materials, 1922-1987. The WMT Radio collection contains audio recordings from WMT Radio. The collection consists of 5, 7 and 10.5-inch tapes. Main subjects of the recordings are newscasts, interviews and advertisement.

 

Scope and Content Note

Extent: 13 linear feet.

Physical Description: Audio tapes (5, 7 and 10.5’’ reels).

Dates: 1922-1987.

Subjects: newscasts, interviews/audition tapes, advertisement, documentaries, politics.

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

Acquisition Information: Donation.

Processing Information: Processing completed by R.H. on 11/27/2018.

 

Biographical Sketch/Agency History

History: WMT Radio is a popular radio station owned by iHeartMedia, its signal covers all of Iowa and some parts of the neighboring states. The station was founded in 1922 under the name of WJAM. It was renamed WMT (Waterloo Morning Tribune) in 1928, when Harry Shaw purchased it and moved the channel to Waterloo. It returned to Cedar Rapids in 1935, a year after Shaw sold it to the Cowles family. During the following decades, WMT changed owners but the station remained in Cedar Rapids.

Bibliography:

  • Stein, Jeff (2004). Making Waves: The People and Places of Iowa Broadcasting. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: WDG Communications.
  • AM 600 WMT - NewsRadio - Cedar Rapids News Talk Sports. (2018). Retrieved from https://600wmtradio.iheart.com/

 

Series Description

Broadcast Recordings:

  • The collection contains audio tapes produced by WMT Radio between 1922 and 1987.
  • 94 audio tapes.
  • Unarranged.

 

Container Listing

Format

Series

Content

Date

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-001

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-002

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-003

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-004

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-005

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-006

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-007

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-008

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-009

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-010

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-011

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-012

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-013

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-014

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-015

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-016

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-017

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-018

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-019

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-020

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-021

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-022

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-023

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-024

6/26/1987

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-025

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-026

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-027

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-028

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-029

3/13/1982

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-030

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-031

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-032

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-033

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-034

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-035

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-036

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-037

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-038

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-039

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-040

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-041

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-042

08/23/1977 - 08/27/1977

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-043

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-044

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-045

3/6/1982

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-046

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-047

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-048

9/17/1983

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-049

9/17/1983

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-050

9/17/1983

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-051

9/17/1983

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-052

9/17/1983

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-053

9/17/1983

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-054

Mar-79

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-055

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-056

7/3/1984

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-057

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-058

1980

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-059

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-060

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-061

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-062

06/20/1981 - 06/21/1981

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-063

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-064

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-065

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-066

11/26/1984

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-067

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-068

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-069

Feb-83

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-070

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-071

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-072

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-073

1977

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-074

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-075

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-076

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-077

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-078

4/22/1980

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-079

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-080

6/8/1987

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-081

 

5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-082

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-083

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-084

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-085

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-086

 

7" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-087

 

10.5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R 2001

 

10.5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R 2002

7/23/1988

10.5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R 2003

 

10.5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-2004

1985

10.5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-2005

1964

10.5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-2006

 

10.5" Reel

Broadcasts

WMT R-2007

 

 

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