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v h v li. J-j ^L ^^_ i.^--. _Â£. " a *Â· v "^ MASON'CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 16 Â· 1937 I n '1 2- t- KGLO WILL GO ON THE AIR SUNDAY Culmination of Year's Efforts Will Be Reached With Opening of Station Inaugural Ceremonies Will See Radio and Press Interior Scene of Station KGLO Studios Notables Present. At 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon the culmination of a year's efforts will be reached when Radio Station KGLO goes on the air for its regular broadcast. A three day dedicatory program will mark the advent of North Iowa's only radio station to the airlanes. When the station climaxes three days of testing with its first broadcast, it will be a milestone in radio history for this part of Iowa for never before have the people of Mason City and adjacent territory had opportunity to hear- programs emanating from a station in their own vicinity. Studios are situated in the Hotel Hantord. Biermann to Speak. Lee P. Loomis, publisher of the Globe-Gazete, will hand the management of KGLO over to F. C. Eighmey In the inaugural ceremonies, broadcast at 1 o'clock over the station which can be found on the dial at 1210 kilocycles. Representative Fred Biermann of Decorah, accompanied by Mrs. Biermann, will come from Washington to take part In KGLO's its salute to the youngest member of Iowa's radio family with a half hour program in which the .majority oÂ£ its talent will take part. At 4 o'clock WOI of Ames will join in the statewide salute to the Mason City station and among other attractions the Iowa State College Glee club, with 60 voices, will be heard. High School Band Plays. At 4:30 Marianne and Peggy SennefE will be heard on a 30 minute program, and at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon will be broadcast the first United Press news report. From 5:05 to G o'clock the Mason City -high school's national champion band will play by remote control from the Wagner- Mozart music hall. ' Other highspots of the first day's program include a salute at 10 o'clock by KOIL at Omaha; a program by the studio orchestra at 8:30 and introduction of the NBC musical library at 7:30. Daily news broadcasts will emanate from a specially constructed booth in the news room of the Globe-Gazette. News of North Iowa and local importance together with national and international happenings will be broad- dedicatory program and will peak on the first hour's program. Also speaking briefly at tills time Sunday will be Frank D. Throop of Lincoln, Nebr., president of the Central States Broadcasting company which owns and operates stations KFAB, KOIL and KFOR, Lincoln and Omaha, and E. P. Adler of Davenport, president of the Lee group of newspapers of which the Globe-Gazette is a member. Will Introduce Staff. At 2 o'clock KGLO's staff will be introduced to the public. Members of the staff at present are Mr. Eighmey, manager of the station; Virgil Hicks, commercial manager; John Price, program director; Sidney Davis, chief engineer: Nic Scheel, production manager; Carl Olson, Harold White and Leonard McCurrin, operators; Marianna Sheffler, pianist and accompanist, and Ruth Scott, receptionist and stenographer. Stations KSO, KRNT and WMT of the Iowa Broadcasting System will join in a salute to KGLO with a program to he given from 2:30 ,..to 3:30. Several of the IBS artists ,,Â«'' will participate in the dedicatory f program. WHO at Des Moines will extend cast from this booth. PROGRAM SCHEDULE Masnu City, Io\va (1210 Kilocycles) Sunday, January 17 1:00 Opening Broadcast 2:00 Meet the Staff 2:25 Program Resume 2:30 Iowa Broadcasting System Salute to KGLO 3:30 WHO Salute to KGLO 4:00 WOI Salute to KGLO 4:30 Marianne at the Patterson organ with Peggy Senneff 5:00 United Press News 5:05 Mason City High School Band 6:00 People's Gas and Electric Co. News 0:05 Musical Interlude 6:15 Sports Review, Decker Bros 6:30 Dinner Concert by KGLO Studio Orch. 7:00 Currle--Van Ness News 7:05 Musical Interlude" \ 7:15 Vance Music Co. 7:30 Introducing the NBC Musical Library 8:00 Marshall and Swift News 8:05 NBP program continued Â·8:30 KGLO Studio Orch. 9:00 Highway Oil Co. News 9:05 Early Evening Dance Parade 9:30 KGLO's Salon Ensemble 9:55 Mason City Fur Shoppe News 10:00 KOIL Salute to KGLO 10:15 Swing Time 10:45 Slumber Hour 11:00 United Press News 11:05 Good Night Monday, Jan. 18, 1938 6:00 Sunup Serenade 7:00 Mason Â«ity Fur Shoppe News 7:05 Musical Clock 7:45 Merkel's Musical Clock "8:00 Lyons' Musical Clock 8:15 Musical Clock 8:30 Mier Wolf's Musical Clock 9:00 Damon's Musical Clock 9:30 Western Grocer's Musical Clock 9:45 Tyler Ryan's Musical Clock 10:00 Opening Markets 10:15 Morning Concert 10:30 Devotional Service 10:45 Organ Reveries 11:00 Skelgas' North Iowa'News 11:10 World Book Woman 11:15 Sons of the Pioneers 11:30 This and That 12:00 Luncheon Dance Music with Rudolph Friml Jr's Orchestra 12:15 Northwestern Distributing Co. 12:30 Globe-Gazette News 12:35 Mid-day Revue 12:45 Market Reports 12:55 Chapman's Musical Miui- . .' atures 1:00 Globe-Gazette News 1:05 Mid-day Revue cont. 1:15 Iowa Farm.Flashes 1:20 Mid-day Revue 'cont. 1:30 Marianne at the Steinway for Vance Music Co.' 1:45 Fcrde Gro'Ie's Orchestra 2:00 Mailbag 3:00 The"Afternoon' Show 4:00 Heading the Globe-Gazette 4:15 Tea Time Tunes 4:45 Home Folks Frolic 5:00 Globe-Gazette News 5:05 New Records from Vance's 5:15 Dreamers 5:30 Rosario Bourdon's Concert Orchestra 5:50 Fink's Smart Apparel and B and B Shoe Store 6:00 People's Gas and Electric News 6:05 Harry Reser's Orchestra 6:15 Decker Bros. Sports Review 6:30 Dinner Hour 7:00 Currie Van Ness News Seen above is the interior of KGLO at the Hotel Hanford. yellow, with black drapes. Linoleum is of canary yellow and (Photo by Lock, Kayenay Engravinsr) in a. predominant Chinese blue ami canar two RCA microphones and a Steinway plan UNUPSERENADE MONDAY TO OPEN GLOBROADCAST r ull-Time Schedule to Get Under Way at 6 O'clock Monday Moming. KGLO's first day ot full-time Â·oadcasling will be on Monday hen the Globe-Gazette radio sla- 011 opens the day's program at o'clock in the morning with n u n u p Serenade. Its full-time schedule swings eavily under way then .with a ews report, followed by a mu- cal clock. Also on the morning n-ogram are the market reports, levotional services, North Iowa news broadcast and NBC traii- criptions. A varied program will occupy he remainder ot the day's schedule and includes NBC transcrip- ions, Marianne al the organ, lews reports, a sports review, or;an music, a radio night club i\\vl nusic by several orchestras, one i Mason City group--the Bobby Griggs band. United Press news reports will be given at hourly .ntcrvals of the nighttime broadcast. Tuesday will be highlighted by tea to be given by Mrs. I^e P. Loomis, Mrs. F. C. Eighmey, and Mrs. W. Earl Hall for presidents and secretaries of the women's clubs and officers and department heads of the Masoin City Woman's club of the city follow ing which those attending will be given the opportunity to meet the members of KGLO's staff having to do with program activities. 7:05 Supper Dance Melodies 7:30 Sons of the Pioneers 7:45 Kay Kyser's Orchestra 8:00 Marshall and 'Swift's News 8:05 C. L. Pine Loan Co. presents Hichard Lelbert at the' Organ 8:20 ] Buccaneers 8:30 Radio Night Club 9:00 Highway Oil Co. News 9:05 Nat Shilkret's Orchestra 9:30 Bobby Griggs' Orchestra 10:00_First National ;Bank News ~~ ' 10:15 Slumber Hour 10:30 Swing Time 11:00 United Press News NBG Artists on Dedicatory Program of KGLO Â«- K\ Â·--Â· Â°B5 v i 1 I WE? in ! H P '' ft ; F ', V SB f; / til NAT SHILKRET AND HIS ORCHESTRA FIELD'S AND HALL'S MOUNTAINEERS IRST MOVE FOR STATION KGLO IN SEPTEMBER, '35 Completion Climax to Long Period of Preparation for New Service. More than a year has passed since initial steps were taken by the Globe-Gazette looking toward the achievement which Sunday's nauguration oC radio broadcasting service by station KGLO will .wile into the history of Mason City. Application for a construction permit was filed in September, 1935. On Jan. 23, 1036, a hearing was held before an examiner of the federal communications commission in Washington, D. C. In April the report of Melvin G. Dai- berg, examiner for the commission, was tiled recommending that the GlobE-G:\zeUe's application foi; a permit be granted. On July 2 the commission made its decision to grant the Globe- Gazette a permit for the construction ot a hundred watt broadcasting station on a 1210 kilocycle ave length. Plans Were Chanced. The original construction permit skcd for had located the antenna n the lop of the "I. O. F. building n the meantime the Globe-Ga- otte, after investigation of mod- rn practice in the radio field be- ame convinced that a down-town ocation tor the radio antenna wa nadvisable. An application wa hcrcforc filed for an amended icrmit, locating the antenna on u'ghway No. 18, just west of the city limits on the south' side ot the road. Investigation and soil tests E. C, Page of Evanston, 111., veil known radio consultant, had ndicatcd that this location was extremely favorable. Upon receipt from the federal communications commission of an amended construction permit au- .horizing this location for the antenna and the location of the studio in the Hotel Hanford, 10 acres ot ground at the specified antenna site were purchased from H. II. Shepard and work on the construction of the station began. First attention was given to the erection of the tower and transmitter house and in the middle of November Sidney Davis, formerly chief engineer oC Station KF.IB at Marshalltown, came to Mason Cily lo take personal charge of the construction. Mr. Davis' first job was the plowing under of 10 miles of copper wire in ISO strands, extending out in every direction from the antenna tower, a distance of 310 feet. Tower Completed. The tower was completed by the middle oÂ£ December and installation of equipment in the trans- mitte^ house under way. Preparation of the studio was the next step and this latter activity was completed only this week. The last week in December F. C. Eighmey, formerly sales manager of Station WHBF at Rock Island, 111., came to Mason City to assume the management of the station. Will Be Heard in Salute to KGLO Red and His Ramblers will also participate in the KGLO dedication. Dale Morgan, announcer of KSO and HUNT, will be one of flic voices heard on the KGLO salute Sunday afternoon. Hi and I.o (Diult Teela. antl Gwynie Niel) arc also to be on the KGI.O dedicatory program from the IBS stcidios al Des Hetty .Tcuii ad Freddy, a KRNT hillbilly art, will lie on the KGLO salute Sunday. ROBERT HOOD Pictured above BOWERS RICHARD LEIBERT FERDE GROFE THE HONEYMOONERS are several N'BC transcription artists who will be heard over KGLO from 7:.10 lo 8:30 Sunday mgM an the sta i n n s i One snlirt hour of entertainment, interrupted only by a five minute United Tress news broadcast at 8 o clock, will lie 'artists and bv Knsario Bourdon's concert orchestra and the Wcslminsler choir. Robert Hood Bowers is leader ot * singer with the George Hall orchestra, IE a former Waterloo girl. , t . nicliaril Lcibcrt is an orgaulsl, Dolly Dw Ton Jlile Taxes Allocated. DES MOINES, (/P)--The slate railway commission reported allocation lo counties of S31.37G collected in ton mile truck taxes during December. The Happy Clianpics. Nat Vincent and *rcl Howard, will he featured on the salute to KGLO from DCS Molnc*. Â·$ Al Causer and his Oklahoma Outlaws, who will participate from DCS Moincs in the salute tr KGI.O Sunday, have been sicncd lo appL-ar in a Republic picture starring Gene Autry.