Anyone remember radio as a big item in Searcy, AR?
Anyone remember the radio show, "Party Line?"
This delightful calendar from 1957 has shown up for sale on ebay and my friend and Searcy Sleuth Supreme , Don Thompson, did research on the radio station. Here is what he seems to have found. He put quite a few question marks in his write-up because he is not sure of the accuracy of what he pulled up. He moved away from Searcy before all of these things took place so he is hoping that some of you other Searcy Sleuths can tell us more about what went on in the radio world. I seem to remember a Party Line but never participated. Let's hear from you who may remember.
At 5:30 a.m., August 25, 1951 KWCB went on the air for
the first time, operating at 1000 watts and located at 1300 on the AM dial.
Broadcast time was limited by the F.C.C. from sunrise to sunset and covered
a clear range of 75 miles.
KWCB later gave way to KWCK and the area served over a radius of several miles became known as
In the fall of 1973, an F.M. station was approved by the Federal
Communications Commission. The station moved into the commercial center of
the city in the building vacated by the First Security Bank on the southeast
corner of the square. The call letters of the F.M. station were changed to KSER
Programs like Party Line and The Trading Post attracted hundreds of calls
daily to the station's switchboard.
I just checked my cookbook cabinet and found a KWCK "Party Line Favorites" cookbook! 3rd Edition, 1968. It has the name of the contributors! Wonder if it is valuable?
Thanks, Don, for the blog material.........