Party Line on KRNT - 50's
Interview With Bill Riley
July 8, 1999
DesMoinesBroadcasting.com is pleased to have received the rights to stream the audio from this most interesting interview done by Eastern Iowa "Dean of News," Grant Price. This interview was recorded for the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting Collection at Wartburg College and was originally done in video.
DesMoineesBroadcasting.com supports the Archives. Both George Davison and Ray Dennis serve on the advisory board.
Beginnings at KRNT/KSO
Hey Bob and 5000 screaming kids
Teen Time and Talent Spouts
KRNT Party Line
KRNT Radio brings TV preview to the Iowa State Fair - 1946 Pictures
KRNT/KSO split and fight for Channel 8
Bill Riley cable TV pioneer
Bill Riley Talent Search goes to the Iowa State Fair
Bill Riley at WHO-TV
Hundreds of Talent Search trips
Bill Riley as "Pitch Man" for Public TV
The Interviewer -- Grant Price from Wartburg Magizine Online
Grant price passed away in Fall 2008
Bill Riley "Hey Bob Show" live children's show from 1949.
Early Bill Riley pictures Party line, etc.
Closing of Bill Riley Talent Search Show - Sep 1966 (announcer Dan Lawrence)
Bill Riley induction to Iowa Rock N Roll Music Association - 2004
Bill died in Scottsdale, Arizona, of complications from leukemia at age 86 on December 16, 2006.
Bill Riley in Wikipedia
Des Moines Register Famous Iowans - Bill Riley link
Special thanks to the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, Wartburg College and Grant Price
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