Items from the
1938 Broadcasting Yearbook


Here are a few interesting items from the 1938 Broadcasting Yearbook that involved
Des Moines radio stations.

At that time, Des Moines had only three radio stations: WHO, KRNT and KSO

WHO was on 1000 Khz, KRNT 1320 Khz and KSO was at 1430 Khz

The Communications Act of 1934 and the FCC were only 4 years old.

Television was only in the experimental stages but there was an experimental TV
station the the University of Iowa in Iowa City.



Full page ad for WHO

NBC network map

CBS network map

MBS network map Note that KSO was the switching station and gateway for the whole Western part of the Country.


Courtesy of Steve Gibbons Extras page home page