Arthur B. Church and Karl Koerper at KMBC farm
Arthur B. Church on horseback shaking hands with Karl Koerper at the KMBC farm. Church left side of image wearing light colored shirt and pants and sitting on dark horse. Koerper on right smoking cigarette and wearing light colored hat and shirt with dark pants and gold ring. Church and Koerper looking at each other. Horse facing camera. Fields and trees in background. Small machinery in middle ground on left side of image., No date; likely between 1951 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on back: "Arthur Church / Karl Koerper Exec VP KMBC-KFRM / at KMBC Farm." Housed in oversized manuscript box 5.
Arthur B. Church giving speech at formal company dinner
Arthur B. Church giving speech at formal company dinner. Church standing at middle seat of long table. Used dinnerware on tables. Several guests seated in wooden chairs facing away from camera. "Head table L to R: Ray Moler, Chief engineer & technical advisor; Mrs. Arthur B. Church; Arthur B. Church, Pres. Midland Broadcasting Co.; Mildred Whitinng [correct spelling Whiting], Co. Secy; Ken Kraul [correct spelling Krahl], Studio Director" printed below photo., 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.
Arthur B. Church giving speech during KMBC building dedication
Arthur B. Church giving speech during KMBC building dedication. Entire stage visible with large group of men and women seated on folding chairs in semi-circle. Lee Stewart [Keith Painton] seated next to Millie and Sue on right side of stage. Large bouquet in front of podium. Lights and "KMBC" labeled microphones on sides of podium. Heads of several audience members visible in foreground., May 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on back: "Arthur Church / Dedication KMBC Building." Housed in oversized manuscript box 5.
Arthur B. Church publicity portrait
Publicity portrait of Arthur B. Church. Standing at angle near wall behind KMBC microphone stand and holding "Buzz Saw" newsletter dated Thursday May 7th. Printed note on front: "'That's My Business' / So says Arthur B. Church.", No date; likely between 1931 and 1936, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy of postcard.
Arthur B. Church with two unidentified men and one unidentified woman
Arthur B. Church with one unidentified woman and two unidentified men. Church and one man facing each other while holding white, round cake. Woman and second man standing behind. All laughing or smiling., No date; likely between 1931 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Arthur B. Church, Mark Norman Smith, and three unidentified men sitting around desk
Arthur B. Church, Mark Norman Smith, and three unidentified men sitting around desk. Smith on far left; Church at middle right. All men wearing medium colored suits. Newspapers scattered on desk. Church holding pen and notepad. Notebooks in front of Smith. Bookcase with magazine, photo frame, and small statue against left wall. Large window with blinds on far wall., No date; likely between 1941 and 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of David and Linda Domelsmith, January 2011.
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.
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.
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 special events newscaster Neil Keen and staff talking about wind-damaged KMBC radio tower
Six men standing in front of brick wall with window. L to R: Dr. Schuman watering dark coat, Roy Barron wearing white shirt and dark pants, Neil Keen (Special Events newscaster) holding KMBC microphone and paper, Ray Moler wearing overalls, unidentified man in striped pants and hat, and unidentified man in plaid pants, polka dot shirt, and skimmer. "News coverage of fallen towers summer of 1941. L to R: Dr. Schuman, Roy Barron, Neil Keen (Special events), Ray Moler, unknown, unknown" printed below photo., Summer 1941, 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.
Ken Cook, Dr. Schuman, Ken Krahl in KMBC studio
Ken Cook, Dr. Schuman, and Ken Krahl in suits standing behind KMBC microphone and in front of Western Electric radio equipment. One man in plugging in cord while two others are talking. Calendar on left wall. "KMBC Studio, 11th floor of Pickwick Hotel in KC, Mo. / L to R: Ken Cook, Dr. Schuman, Ken Krahl / Photo circa 1937" printed below photo., 1937, 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.
Kit & Kay performing in KMBC studio
Kit & Kay performing in recording studio behind KMBC microphone with Martin guitar and Gibson mandolin. Both in black dresses with hair curled. Man, likely Erle Smith, standing on left side of image behind music stand. Three men seated on right side of image playing clarinets and trumpet while looking at sheet music on stand. Clock on wall. Metal chairs against wall. Fedora on furniture piece in background., No date; likely between 1938 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
Mark Norman Smith in front of bookcase
Mark Norman Smith standing in front large bookcase with doors holding one book in right hand and removing book from shelf with left hand. Smith wearing light colored suit and facing bookcase at 90-degree angle away from camera. Radio-locator coverage map on left bookcase door. "Radio Daily" and "Radio Audience Measurement" books on lower shelf. Open door visible in background., No date; likely between 1941 and 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of David and Linda Domelsmith, January 2011.
Mark Norman Smith portrait
Waist-up portrait of KMBC Director of Research Department Mark Norman Smith in light suit, white shirt, and flower tie. Smith sitting at slight angle and looking into camera. Black background., April 28, 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of David and Linda Domelsmith, October 2008. Handwritten note on back: "Mark Norman Smith / B July 1, 1880; Niles, Michigan / D July 15, 1944; Kansas City, MO / KMBC Radio, Kansas City 1931-1944 / Director of Research Department at death. / Another version of this photo was dated April 28, 1944. / Used in KMBC newsletter and also his death notices."
Mark Norman Smith portrait
Chest-up portrait of KMBC Director of Research Department Mark Norman Smith in dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie. Smith sitting at slight angle and looking above camera. Light background., Approximately 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of David and Linda Domelsmith, October 2008. Handwritten note on back: "Mark Norman Smith / B July 1, 1880; Niles, Michigan / D July 15, 1944; Kansas City, MO / KMBC 1931-1944 / Director of Research."
Publicity portrait of Arthur B. Church
Publicity portrait of Arthur B. Church. Standing at angle near wall behind KMBC microphone stand and holding "Buzz Saw" newsletter dated Thursday May 7th. Printed on front: "'That's My Business' / So says Arthur B. Church. / Originated and photographed by L.C. 'Andy' Anderson.", No date; likely between 1931 and 1936, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Republican National Convention
Speaker, media personnel, and crowd at 1936 Republican National Convention. Speaker at raised podium in middle-ground and seated crowd in background. Media personnel seated in tables in front of podium. Radio equipment including headphones visible on tables and in use by personnel. Group of photographers standing on tables near podium. Arrows on photo identifying Mark Smith and Chick Allison., 1936, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of David and Linda Domelsmith, October 2008. Handwritten note on back: "Republican national Convention / Alf Landon / Mark N. Smith / Chick Allison." Housed in oversized manuscript box 5.