Ruth Warrick, unidentified man, and unidentified band on stage with barn backdrop. Ruth Warrick singing into KMBC-KFRM microphone while wearing dark dress and heels. Man in black shirt with black horse embroidered scarf looking at camera with arm around Warrick. Band wearing matching outfits of dark shirts with white scarves, medium toned striped pants, and white cowboy hats. Band members playing violin, guitars, and double bass. Piano, second microphone, and man in satin shirt visible in right background. Long bench in left background.
Band performing on stage with barn backdrop. Rex Allen playing guitar and singing into KMBC-KFRM microphone wearing white cowboy hat, shirt, and pants with gun belt. Band members to right in background. Man standing with guitar plugged into amplifier labeled "Bud." Man sitting behind steel guitar. Partially visible drum set and man with double bass on left. Men and women partially visible in background sitting on benches and chairs.
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.
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.
Headshot of Richard "Bob" Riley in dark jacket, white shirt, striped tie, and glasses seated against dark background and behind KMBC microphone. Wearing glasses and holding stack of papers. Facing forward and looking in to camera. Left hand partially visible. Handwritten note and signature across lower right: "Season's Greetings and very best wishes to a right good "Boss" / Richard "Bob" Riley / 12/25/43."
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.
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.
Headshot of KMBC Talent Bureau Director James McConnell. McConnell facing his right away from camera at 45-degree angle with head turned to his left towards camera. Looking to left of camera and smiling. Wearing medium-toned suit, white shirt, and plaid tie. Handwritten note and signature at bottom: "Six years (?) is such a short time to work here / Jimmie." Photographer's signature in lower left corner: "Bert's K.C."
Two story wing from high ceilinged lobby. Chandelier hanging in lobby. Reception desk on right side of lower wing. One round light on ceiling in center of each wing. Ornamentation on ledge of second floor wing. Decorative columns on either side of wing entrance.
Publicity portrait of The Midland Minstrels. L to r: Bill Gall in white shirt holding guitar in playing position, Charley (Chas) Pryor in medium-toned shirt standing behind xylophone with mallets in hands, Kenny White in white shirt with clarinet up to lips, and Eddie Johnson in medium-toned with double bass in playing position. Signatures near or on each subject.
Headshot of Ray Moler in dark suit, white shirt, and dark striped tie against dark background. Facing his right with head turned towards camera and looking in to camera. Hair parted on his left. Handwritten note and signature on lower right: "The best of everything to the very best \u2013 ABC. / Ray Moler / 12-25-43." Photography studio embossing in lower right corner: "Bert's Studio / Kansas City, MO."
Headshot of KMBC music director P. Hans Flath in tuxedo against black background. Facing his left at 60-degree angle from camera, head forward at same angle, and looking downward. Wearing Pince-nez glasses. Handwritten note and signature in lower right corner: "To Mr. Church / sincerest wishes for continued success and happiness / [illegible] / P. Hans Flath." Photography studio embossing in lower left corner: "Bert's Studio / Kansas City, MO."
Waist-up portrait of John Cameron Swayze. Swayze sitting behind KMBC microphone and facing his left at 30-degree angle away from camera. Wearing medium-toned suit, medium-toned shirt, and dark tie. Arms resting on table, around microphone with paper in hands. Facing camera and smiling. Handwritten note and signature across bottom: "It doesn't seem as if this is 4th Yuletide since I "joined up." All best wishes. / John Cameron Swayze."
Promotional portrait of Herby Kratoska. Kratoska leaning on white picket fence holding banjo. Wearing plaid pants, plaid shirt with white scarf around collar, and white boater hat. Right hand holding banjo. Left hand holding small flower with leaves against cheek. Kratoska looking to left of camera and smiling. Handwritten note and signature on bottom left: "The very best of everything and good wishes for all that I best for you - Herby Kratoska."
Nine-member Texas Rangers, including Tex Owens (second from right), in studio with Arthur B. Church (right) and unidentified man. Band members holding various instruments including violin, guitars, accordion, and double bass. All wearing cowboy hats and unmatched costumes. Church standing on right holding papers. Unidentified man with papers standing in center behind CBS microphone. Clock on left wall. Studio windows on right wall. Organ against right wall. Lighting partially visible in upper right corner.
KMBC building. Large office with two large desks, several printers, typewriters, phones, and ashtrays. Three men working. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting. Coca-Cola bottle and Chesterfield cigarettes on table in foreground. Two large maps on either side of square window on left wall. Globe on top of radio console next to right side map. Two doors on far wall.
Headshot of Bob Wickhere (?) in dark suit, white shirt, dark tie, and glasses against light background. Wickhere facing his left at 45-degree angle from camera and looking to his left past camera. Handwritten note and signature on center left: "To, Arthur Church, / With Best Wishes / Always to a great / man in business / and a t home / Bob Wickhere / Xmas 1943."
Kit & Kay performing in white dresses with white cowboy hats. Standing behind KMBC microphone. One holding Martin guitar; other holding Gibson mandolin. Drum set and seated women partially visible in background.
Headshot of Lois Deem in dark dress, white top, and glasses against light background. Hair curled and parted in her left. Facing forward, head turned slightly to her left, looking in to camera, and smiling. Handwritten note and signature on right center: "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year / Lois Deem."