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"Bud and Spud" promotional photo
Promotional photo of Ralph "Bud" Hunt and Earl "Spud" Bledsoe. "Bud" playing banjo and "Spud" playing guitar behind KMBC microphone. Both wearing leather shoes, dark pants, plaid shirts, and paperboy hats. "Your Friend Bud" and "Sincerly (sic) yours Spud" inscriptions on front., No date; likely between 1935 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy of signed photograph. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
"Korn's-a-Krackin'" promotional photo
"Korn's-a-Krackin" cast portrait. Back row, left to right: Jerry Asborn, Virgil Phillips, Ozark Red, George Rhodes, Slim Wilson, Buster Fellows, Faust Matthews, Bob White, Speedy Junior Haworth. Middle row, left to right: Bill Matthews, Matt Matthews, Bill Hickman, Monty Matthews. Front row, left to right: Lou Black, Lennie Aleshire, Aunt Martha (Wilson), Pat Evans (Black), Corrine Stump (Black), Bill Ring. Front, on side: Goo-Goo Rutledge. Label on front bottom: ""Korn's-A-Krackin'" / Saturday Nights - MBS / A KWTO (Springfield, MO) Production." Image taken outside the radio station, Glenstone Street, Springfield, Mo., No date; likely between 1941 and 1954, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
"Tex" Owens promotional photo
Promotional photo of "Tex" Owens sitting on stool with Martin guitar in front of white peg-board wall behind "KMBC" microphone. Owens is wearing leather chaps, cow print vest, white long-sleeve shirt, white cowboy hat, and ring on left ring finger. "Tex Owens" signature on front., No date; likely between 1930 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy of signed photograph. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
Arthur B. Church - Christmas 1943 - Photo Album
Photo album of KMBC station personnel presented to owner/operator Arthur B. Church., 1943
Billboard advertising KMBC's "Phenomenon"
Billboard advertising KMBC's "Phenomenon" program. White background with dark text. Wooden billboard with three lights attached to top of frame pointing at advertisement. Brick building and car partially visible behind billboard. Handwritten on front of photo: "8247.", No date; likely between 1931 and 1932, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten on front of photo: "8247."
Charles F. Church, Jr. on train steps with suitcase
KMBC's director of education, Charles F. Church, Jr. standing on passenger train car steps in Portland, Oregon. Church holding large suitcase and smaller briefcase and is wearing medium toned suit with white shirt, striped tie, and white Panama hat. Church facing camera and smiling with back to train door., No date; likely between 1941 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of David and Linda Domelsmith, January 2011.
Close-up of Kit & Kay behind "KMBC" microphone
Close-up of Kit & Kay behind KMBC microphone facing each other. Instrument straps visible over shoulders. Both wearing white Tom Mix cowboy hats and white tops with dark scarves under collars., No date; likely between 1938 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy of postcard. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
Close-up of radio equipment on desk and shelf
Close-up of radio equipment on desk and shelf including headphones and Morse code machine. Knife switch on wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Close-up of radio equipment on desk in tiled room
Close-up of radio equipment including headphones on desk in tiled room. Thermometer on wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Close-up of radio equipment on desk in wallpapered attic room
Desk in wallpapered attic room with various radio equipment, headphones, and Morse code machine. Continental code and Lamoni Hardware Company posters on wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Close-up of radio equipment on desk with hinged cover
Close-up of radio equipment on desk with hinged cover. Headphones in the foreground. Shelf with booklets on the wall to left of desk., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Incomplete correspondence on back due to preexisting image crop.
Close-up of radio equipment on two wooden shelves on wall
Close-up of radio equipment on two wooden shelves on wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Incomplete correspondence on back due to preexisting image crop.
Close-up of small amount of radio equipment on table
Close-up of small amount of radio equipment on table with headphones and Morse code machine. Continental Code poster on wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Corner of cloth walled interior with wicker furniture, piano, and phonograph
Corner of cloth walled interior. Piano with stool in corner. Speaker stand, wicker bench, and wicker chair along right wall. Circular wicker table with book in center. Wicker furniture piece and Edison C250 floor phonograph along left wall. Photographer's inscription in lower right corner: "PKG KC.", No date; likely between 1911 and 1930, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Likely associated with radio station WPE.
Corner of room with radio equipment on desk in front of window and large map
Corner of room with radio equipment including headphones and Morse code machine on desk against right wall. Window on left wall with white curtains. Yale and Chicago pennants on right wall next to large map. Desktop calendar and fan also on desk. Likely wireless station setup of Charles E. Fawkes., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Typed note on back: "Station 9.F.P. / C.E.Fawkes, Dubuque, Iowa. / Would like photo of your station."
Desk with radio equipment in room corner of in front of window books and letters
Desk in corner of room with radio equipment including headphones, Morse code machine, and knife switch. Desk against wall with window. Books and letters holder on windowsill. AWA pennants near corner of left side wall. Unidentified certificate near corner on right side wall. Likely wireless station setup of L. Armstrong Kern., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Typed note on back: "Radio equipment, Radio Station 9GY, Mattoon, Illinois."
Desk with various radio equipment including headphones on desk in front of window
Desk in corner of room with radio equipment including headphones, Morse code machine, and knife switch. Desk against wall with window. Books and letters holder on windowsill. Likely wireless station setup of L. Armstrong Kern., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on back: "Radio Station 9GY, Mattoon, Illinois."
Five piece band performing on stage with barn backdrop
Unidentified band performing on stage with barn backdrop. All wearing matching outfits of dark shirts with white scarves, medium toned striped pants, and white cowboy hats. Left to right: unidentified man on left holding violin and wearing scarves with RLH monogram, man holding accordion and smiling at camera, unidentified man holding guitar partially visible, unidentified man holding double bass singing into KMBC-KFRM microphone, unidentified man holding guitar and smiling at singer. Piano and second microphone visible in right background. Two people partially visible sitting on long bench in left background., Approximately 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
Four KMBC staff at Pickwick Hotel Coffee Shop
Lee Stewart [Keith Payton], Joe Knoche, Ray Moler, and Ken Cook in dark suits sitting at Pickwick Hotel Coffee Shop table in semi-circle. Restaurant counter visible in background. Two waitresses in white partially visible on image right side. "Pickwick Hotel Coffee Shop L to R: / Keith Payton [correct spelling Painton], announcer; Joe Knoche, Recording Engineer; / Ray Moler, Chief Engineer; Ken Cook / Note soda fountain background with ad for 25-cent salmon salad sandwich." printed on bottom of image., No date; likely between 1951 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Bill Simes, from the Ammon Ray Moler estate, January 2000.
George Higgins, H.P. Peters, and Gene Dennis
George Higgins, General Manager, KMBC AM-TV; H.P. Peters, President of Peters, Griffin and Woodward; and Gene Dennis, Advertising Executive in dark suits holding drinks having conversation. Peters and Dennis smoking. Dennis wearing glasses and ring on left ring finger., Approximately 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
Goodwill Family portrait
KWTO promotional portrait of The Goodwill Family and their families. Five adults standing behind couch; four adults and one child sitting on couch; two children in chairs on either side of couch. Mirror and two photos on wall behind family. L to r: Shirley Jean Haworth, Wanna Faye Haworth, Donna Faye Haworth, Junior Haworth, Everett, Aunt Martha (Wilson), Ada Wilson, Slim Wilson, John Wesley Wilson, George Rhodes, Alice, Billy. Handwritten note on front: "Sunway Vitamins extends all good wishes from radio's "Goodwill Family" (and their families) / Radio station KWTO Springfield, Missouri.", No date; likely between 1951 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group of thirteen young men seated at tables in room
Group of thirteen young men seated at tables in room. Four tables in room: one in foreground, one in middle, one in background, and one along left wall. One corner visible with grandfather wall clock on left wall. Door and small photo on right wall. Small light on ceiling. Some men wearing headphones. All facing camera., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Haden Family portrait
The Haden Family portrait. Left to right: James Lowell, Mary Elizabeth, Carl Sr., Kenny Thomas, Mary Jane, Sharon Kay, Carl Jr., Charlie. Handwritten note on front: "Our best wishes to you / The Haden Family.", No date; likely between 1946 and 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Happy Hollow Humdingers promotional photo
Happy Hollow Humdingers promotional photo. Four men in matching black suits and white shirts. All standing at 45 degree angle to camera and smiling. L to r: Slim, Smoke, Hank, Pete. Pete holding sheet music. KMBC microphone on right. Light background., 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., 2012.
Johnnie Lee Wills & All The Boys promotional photo
Johnnie Lee Wills & All The Boys portrait. Left to right: Buster Magness, Henry Boatman, Leon Huff, Chuck Adams, Frank Simms, Johnnie Lee Wills, Don Harlan, Curly Lewis, Clarence Cagle, Ebb Gray. Includes photo inset of Johnnie Lee Wills on a horse., No date; likely between 1941 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
KMBC Chief Engineer Ray Moler promotional photo
Promotional photo of KMBC Chief Engineer Ray Moler standing in front of tall radio equipment cabinet along right wall with left hand on dial. Free standing equipment of left side of image. Moler is wearing dark three-piece suit and eyeglasses. "Ray Moler, KMBC Chief Engineer / Western Electric D97441 Amplifier seen at his right shoulder. Photo circa 1934" printed below photo., No date; likely 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Bill Simes, from the Ammon Ray Moler estate, January 2000.
KMBC broadcast room
Large room with radio equipment cabinets lining left and far wall. Free standing radio equipment, desk with two telephones, and chair in center of room. Door on right wall in background. Rectangular panels and titles on ceiling and floor. Lights with metal shades hanging from ceiling. "Wilcox Power Supply / Bottom panel near center of photo. / Photo circa 1932" printed below photo. "11842 Cresswell's / K.C. MO" handwritten on print., No date; likely 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Bill Simes, from the Ammon Ray Moler estate, January 2000.
KMBC broadcast tower
KMBC transmitter at 50th & Belinder Road. Two-toned radio tower on one story two-toned building that reads "KMBC" over door. Grass and sky with clouds visible around building and tower., No date; likely between 1951 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Housed in oversized manuscript box 5.

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