KSO - Owned By Whitehall Stations
KSO was acquired by the Whitehall Stations group in 1964. The group actually owned only one other station, WTAC in Flint, Michigan. The air personalities took on the identity of the "KSO All Americans" and their promotional materials reflected that. Then, they purchased the Pepper/Tanner "Big Top" jingle package and the theme of the Big Top, or Circus was portrayed. Whitehall only owned the station for two years and sold it to Stoner Broadcasting, a local Des Moines company in 1966.
Here are some miscellaneous items from that era. We are still looking for a copy of the KSO Big Top jingles.
KSO Carousel Club membership card
KSO coverage map with Big Top logo
Advertising promotional piece
Jock Schedule - September 1964
Bob Morrison 1964 Pictures with the jocks and artists, plus a short aircheck.
(you will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader to view these files)
Whitehall KSO station policy
Programming policy from PD Peter Cavenaugh This must have been Doug MacKinnon's copy as his name is written on it.
KSO joins UPI audio news network
Items courtesy of Peter McLane
KSO main page
Des Moines Radio Stations page
DesMoinesBroadcasting.com home page