WHO - 1040 Khz


Brief history of WHO

WHO Mitchellville transmitter site Exterior pictures.

Inside the WHO transmitter building 1991 tour with the old Westinghouse in operation.

"Uncle Dutch" from 1926. There was a another "Dutch" before Ronald "Dutch" Reagan.


NBC Chimes - WHO was affiliated with the NBC Radio Network for many years History of the NBC Chimes

WHO John France "Border to Border" Country Music USA - late 70's

WHO jingles - 1965 era Ross Productions

WHO long image "Info Radio" jingle from 1978

1982 re-creation of the WHO Barn Dance Frolic and history

WHO Farm Department magazine ads from mid 1970's. Courtesy of Don DeBoef.

1978 WHO studio pictures from 1100 Walnut facility. Also, "Info Radio" jingle from that era.

Ad commemorating 45 years of service Des Moines Register/Tribune 1969

Dan Reed Article - 1972 Broadcaster and teacher.

WHO Talk Radio Personalities Late 70's

Julie Gammack Date unknown.

Farm Department Promotional Picture 1979.

Program Log Sheet August 26, 1966.

1979 audio of Pope John Paul II arriving

Personality pictures from the 80's from Loren Karr.

WHO Antique RCA Condenser Microphone given to Ronald Reagan in 1981.

WHO picture gallery lots of pictures from 50's and 60's courtesy of Engineer Fred Kuntz.

Lee Martin and Patti Christiansen at Iowa State Fair 1986

Lee Martin and others with WHO Owl Lee is on right in cart.

Brian O'Brian and Lee Martin 1986.

Midnight kickoff of WHO 50th anniversary in 1974 - Congratulations from WSM, Nashville, "Young" George Davison newscast, and start of Billy Cole show Courtesy of Don DeBoef


1969 Station Promos featuring Don Warren, Bob Williams, Jim Zabel, Roy Foxx, Mike Hoyer and Everett Hickman

Tom Read WHO & WHO-TV Newsman late 50's and early 60's. Story and pictures from that era.


"Van and Alumni" Montage - Sept 2003, while Bonnie was away, Van had 20 guests from the past.

Captain Jack Personality profile, pictures and audio.

WHO reception confirmation "QSL" card - 1963.

WHO Polka Players  Postcard to listener in 1950.

February 1944 Program Schedule Ad (PDF file) courtesy of Dennis Moore

WHO/WOC button from the 30's -- both stations combined.

Farm Radio Legend Herb Plambeck - brief bio.

WHO 1966 NAB Convention special Broadcasting ad PDF Courtesy of Duane Zimmerman

Iowa Barn Dance Frolic - 1949 Cliff and Helen postcard

Iowa Barn Dance Frolic - 1937 picture book

Late 1930s Promotional Picture Book loaded with wonderful pictures from that era.

1937 bi-fold brochure

The Songfellows pictures and also "The Chore Gang"

1933 Broadcast News article about launch of WHO-WOC 50 KW transmitter in Mitchelville

WHO Promotional Hand Fans - from around 1950

WHO News Airstaff - Mid 70s

WWII Pacific Battle Map


Duane Ellett and Max Bennington annoucing 1971 Lum n Abner replay

Radio Tradio with Steve Locker - 1994-2015


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