Personalities Where are they now?
This gathering consists of Des Moines area broadcasters, active and retired from the business, including air personalities, newspeople, engineers, sales people, management and behind the scenes personnel. We get together every month to share stories and enjoy each other's company. If you are a current or former broadcaster, or just interested in participating in the conversation with the group, please join us.
Station Time Line
updated May 1, 2015
when stations went on the air, call letter/frequency changes
WGF WHO WOI KSO KRNT KCBC KIOA KWDM KSO-FM KRNT-FM WHO-FM KCBC-FM KDPS KWKY KDMI KNDR KBAB KFMG KLFM KYNA KLYF KRNQ KGGO KMGK KANY KEZT KJJY KMRY KKXI KFMD KDWZ KDMG KDFR KKSO KMXD KBBM KSTZ KHKI KZZQ KKDM KAZR KXTK KLTI KBGG KYSY KJMC KVJZ KXNO KPSZ TV Stations WOI-TV KGTV WHO-TV KRNT-TV KDPS-TV KDIN KCCI KCBR KDSM KFPX KPWB
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Links to More Information
A History of
Broadcasting in Iowa - Wartburg College Highly
IowaBroadcasting.com Archives of Iowa Broadcasting.
WHO Radio History Site
Des Moines KCCI Channel 8 History - The Iowa Channel
Iowa Rock n' Roll Music Association
Library of American Broadcasting - Univ of Maryland
The Radio Attic - Pictures of Old Radios
fybush.com - Tours of Radio Station Sites
fybush.com -Iowa Transmitter Site Tour
NorthPine.com - Upper Midwest Broadcasting News
The Broadcast Archive - Radio History on the Web
The Nebraska Radio Page
Wisconsin Radio Pages
United States Early Radio History
Reel Radio Top 40 Radio Repository
FCC Broadcasting Frequency Database
Steve's Radio and Railroads
440: Satisfaction - Radio Personality Locator, Past and Present
Jim Hawkins Radio and Broadcast Technology Page
Iowa Broadcasters Association
NAB - National Association of Broadcasters
What You Need to Know About Oldies Music
Early Radio History
Radio Iowa- news service
WRKO The BIG 68 Remembered!
Media Preservation Foundation "The Hits Between the Hits" jingle history book now available.
Rock Radio Scrapbook
XERF Story -- The Border Blasters
KSTTgoodguys.com Quad-Cities. KSTT Good Guy Alumni Site.
Exit 113 -- Local family music group Website has interesting links to R n' R artists etc.
Lost Cinemas of Greater Des Moines Blog relives memories of the old theatres.
STLRadio.com St. Louis radio history site
Early Television Museum Has info on early experimental TV at University of Iowa in 30's
Rick Burnett's TwinCitiesRadioAirchecks.com
radiotapes.com - Minneapolis/St. Paul historic airchecks
STLRadio.com St. Louis radio history and Hall of Fame.
Effective May 17, 2014,
all new audio cuts are in streaming MP3 format. Most stock browsers
and players should be able to play the new files. Also,
they will play on Ipads and Iphones.
The files using the new format will be designated by this button
Reformatting the hundreds of older files would be a horrible task, so all earlier audio files will remain in RealMedia format. To play the old files, you may download the free RealMedia Cloud Player at www.real.com.
Here is a better idea: Download the free open source VLC Player for Windows at C-Net. Also the Mac version at C-Net It is a smaller program, works faster and better and is not "bloatware" as some call the RealMedia program. I have found that it does a great job on other types of files too. You will like it!