Series
St. Louis Chronicles
Episode
City on the Air
Segment
Part 2
Producing Organization
KETC-TV (Television station : Saint Louis, Mo.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-fj29883r9m
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Description
Episode Description
"'City on the Air' is about how radio and television began and developed in St. Louis. It is a story about changing technology and the continuing challenge of how to use it. "The program uses recordings of local radio and television programs, and features interviews with more than 20 people -- entertainers, journalists, producers and programmers -- who have worked in St. Louis broadcasting. "The program touches on the everyday things around us -- music, information, sports, marketing -- and shows how and why they and the community have been changed in the age of broadcasting."--1994 Peabody Awards entry form. Includes interview with retired radio host Russ David and footage of David in live performance with Dottye Bennett; interviews with Roy Queen, known as "The Lone Singer"; radio and television actress Ellen Wallach; early KSD-TV engineer Keith Gunther discussing the challenges of broadcasting live TV; radio and television personality Kay Morton Marcus; Dottye Bennett; Harry Gibbs aka Texas Bruce; appliance dealer Steve Mizerany; wrestling promoter Sam Muchnik; sports journalist Bob Costas; producer George Edick; Falstaff beer spokesman Thom Lewis; actor Jim Bolen, who played Cookie on "Popeye"; Harry Fender, former Broadway performer who starred as "Captain 11" for channel 11 for many years; actress Suzanne Wallach of "Suzy's Playroom"; Rev. Paul Reinert, the former head of St. Louis University; Bruce Hayward of WTVI; "To the Ladies" producer Russ Severin; and John Roedel, emcee for the Charlotte Peters Show. Discusses the early days of radio and the transition to television, with an emphasis on sports coverage, children's programming, local variety programming, and local news. Also discusses African American music, radio's impact on the area, and the early 'age of innocence? in television programming. Includes extensive use of archival radio and television programs. lip from KETC's educational programming; background information on some KETC programs that are in the Peabody Awards Collection, including The Finder and Metroplex Assembly; and the demise of UHF channels. Audio of radio broadcasts including radio host France Laux, vice president of Anheuser-Busch Brewery August A. Busch Jr., radio host Harry Honig, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, CBS regional vice president and general manager of KMOX Robert Hyland, and radio host Rex Davis is featured. Footage of musician and television performer George Liberace, the Kefauver Hearings, folk singer Pete Seeger, musical performers Ike Turner and His Rhythm Kings, business owner Steve Mizerany, the 1955 KETC cooking show 'A Pinch of Salt', children's show host Ellen Wallach ('Miss Ellen'), radio personality Russ David, television personalities Harry Gibbs and Jim Bolen; disc jockeys Johnny Rabbitt and Lou 'Fatha? Thimes; and reporters Julius Hunter, John Roedel, Spencer Allen, Thom Lewis, Max Roby, Chris Condon, Keith Gunther, Bruce Hayward, and Dianne White is included. In one segment, Old Mines community sources Christopher Sansoucie and Kent Bone discuss how Old Mines, a French-speaking, isolated community in Washington County, was changed by radio.
Broadcast Date
1994-08-13
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:31:01.097
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Credits
Producing Organization: KETC-TV (Television station : Saint Louis, Mo.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-de8ce577dbf (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 1:28:00
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Citations
Chicago: “St. Louis Chronicles; City on the Air; Part 2,” 1994-08-13, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-fj29883r9m.
MLA: “St. Louis Chronicles; City on the Air; Part 2.” 1994-08-13. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-fj29883r9m>.
APA: St. Louis Chronicles; City on the Air; Part 2. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-fj29883r9m