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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting: WMT Radio Collection

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Archives of Iowa Broadcasting

Finding Aid

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 as well as LP records (12”). Main subjects of the recordings are newscasts, interviews, advertisement, radio, and media.

 

Scope and Content Note

Extent: 13 linear feet.

Physical Description: Audio tapes (5, 7 and 10.5’’ reels), LP (12”).

Dates: 1922-1987.

Subjects: newscasts, interviews/audition tapes, advertisement, documentaries, politics, radio, media, Jack Carney, Dick Cavett, comedy

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. and LY on 11/27/2018, 7/11/2019.

 

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

  1. Broadcast Recordings
  2. Comedy Records

 

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

 

 

Comedy Records:

  • The collection contains commercially produced LPs of various comedians and other comedy-related content (1972, 1983-1986). Series contains content from Jack Carney and Dick Cavett.
  • 151 items.
  • Unarranged.

Container Listing

Format

Series

Content

Date

LP (12")

Comedy

"Christmas Pt I" Jack Carney's Comedy Show/Spot

12/10/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Salesmen" Jack Carney's Comedy Show/Spot

1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Doctors"

1/14/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Doctors"

1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Cops & Criminals"

1/28/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"High Seas"

7/9/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Telephones"

8/20/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Radio"

12/31/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"City Life"

6/18/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Mystery & Adventure"

9/17/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Jack Carney Tribute"

12/24/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Salesmen" The Comedy Show/Spot with Dick Cavett

8/12/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Show Business"

7/8/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Travel & Vacations"

6/10/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Psychiatry"

6/24/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Politics"

7/1/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Country Life"

6/17/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Love and Romance"

6/3/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"History"

5/13/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"The 70's"

7/28/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Christmas Pt II"

12/16/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Christmas Pt I"

12/9/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Comedy Curiosities"

10/21/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"School Days"

9/2/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Mystery and Adventure"

8/26/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"The Movies"

2/18/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Dating and Romance"

2/11/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Allan Sherman/Hudson & Landry"

11/26/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Baseball"

4/15/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Music"

4/22/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Funny Ladies"

10/31/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"City Life"

4/29/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Psychiatry"

1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Great Moments in History / Humor in the Presidency"

3/14/1983, 3/21/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Mothers"

1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Old West II"

1/30/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Dating and Romance"

2/6/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Money II"

1/23/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Money"

1/6/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Medicine"

12/30/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Year in Review"

12/23/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Show Business"

6/23/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Automobiles"

7/14/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Pets and Wild Life"

5/14/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"School Days"

1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Funny Ladies"

10/31/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Salesmen"

9/10/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Work"

2/25/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Pets and Wild Life"

3/25/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Television"

3/18/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Family Life"

3/11/1985

LP (12")

Comedy

"Allen Shurman/Hudson Landry"

11/26/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

The Sounds of 50 Years

1972

LP (12")

Comedy

"W.C. Fields"

12/5/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Music"

11/28/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Movies"

3/19/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Baseball"

4/11/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Work"

3/26/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Family Life"

4/2/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Health"

3/12/1984

E LP (12")

Comedy

"Television"

4/16/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Comedy Oddities"

9/1/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"School Days"

8/27/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Space"

9/24/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Baseball"

4/9/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Unusual Occupations"

10/1/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"George Burns"

10/8/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Military"

10/15/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Halloween"

10/22/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Presidency"

11/5/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Funny Ladies"

11/12/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Sports & Sportsmen"

10/29/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Nightclub Comics"

11/19/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Food"

12/3/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"The English"

5/19/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"History"

4/28/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

Vacation

6/11/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"School Days"

8/25/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Radio"

8/18/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Salesmen"

8/11/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"The News"

8/4/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"The 60's"

7/21/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"History"

2/20/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Parenting'

7/7/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"America"

6/30/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Marriage"

6/16/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Travel & Vacations"

6/9/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Health & Diet"

6/2/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"The Military"

5/26/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Work"

2/3/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Old West"

1/27/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Cops & Criminals"

1/20/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Classics"

3/17/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Music"

3/10/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Pets and Wild Life"

3/3/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Restaurants"

2/24/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"The Movies"

2/17/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Country Life"

4/21/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"City Life"

4/14/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"History"

 

LP (12")

Comedy

"Year in Review"

12/26/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Comedy Teams"

1/16/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Cops & Criminals II"

1/9/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Doctors"

1/2/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Christmas Part II"

12/19/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Christmas, Part I"

12/12/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

Startrak Profile

 

LP (12")

Comedy

Startrak Profile

 

LP (12")

Comedy

"Great Comedy Teams"

1/13/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Spring Cleaning"

3/31/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"High Seas"

3/24/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Love and Romance"

2/10/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Marriage"

5/28/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

Reiner & Brooks/Nichols & Maye

6/4/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Storytelling"

9/15/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Mystery & Adventure"

1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Football"

9/3/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Kids"

7/16/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Court"

8/13/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Telephones"

8/29/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Automobiles II"

9/5/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Space"

9/12/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Bergen Special"

9/19/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"City Life"

10/3/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Sports"

10/10/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Jack Benny Special" Pt. One

6/13/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Jack Benny" Part II

6/20/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Country Life"

5/21/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Automobiles"

1/24/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

Courtship

1/31/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Psychiatry"

4/23/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Most Requested"

4/30/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Radio"

12/31/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Kids"

7/25/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Show Biz, Part II"

7/18/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Show Biz, Part I"

7/11/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Farmers & Country Life"

6/27/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Mystery and Adventure"

9/8/1986

LP (12")

Comedy

"Food"

11/14/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Airlines"

7/23/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Show Biz"

7/30/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Autos"

8/6/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Bill Cosby"

11/21/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Animals and Pets"

6/6/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"The Bickersons / Bob Newhart"

11/7/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Smothers Brothers"

2/13/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Eating Out"

3/5/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Radio"

2/27/1984

LP (12")

Comedy

"Halloween"

10/24/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

Comedy Store Looks At Doctors

3/7/1983

LP (12")

Comedy

"Automobiles"

1/24/1983

 

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