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  Radio, TV and Network promotional publications and albums

Radio Station Albums is a collection of photo albums, promotional brochures, pamphlets, and other station publications. While most are from the 30's and 40's, there are some from even before that period and a few from the 50's and beyond.
Station albums were a popular promotional item, often being distributed by the outlet's advertisers with on-air mentions that built traffic for the business that gave out the publications.

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Radio at War Booklets
From WW II
Station
Books
Network Books and Albums Don McNeil's Breakfast Club
WLS Family Albums WLS Stand-By
KMA Guide KFYR Dialite
KWTO Dial WOW Tower
CKY Manitoba Calling WHB Swing
Station promotional albums
WIBW
Round Up
Station Promotional Items
Radio Station Postcards First Set Radio Station Postcards First Set
Station Post Cards #1 Station Post Cards #2
Newest Additions
KFRC
San Francisco

Radio Defense Manual
1950 "How to survive the atom bomb"
booklet
WWVA
Wheeling, WV

1936 souvenir booklet about the great flood.
KFKB Milford KS
The original Doc Brinkley "goat gland" station.
WTAS-WCEE
Chicago, IL
1925 booklet featuring personalities.
Albany Radio Centre
WOKO & WABY
Albany NY
1939 album
WTVN-TV
Columbus, Ohio
"Television Album"
  NEW ENGLAND - ME NH VT MA RI CT
WBZ & WBZA
Boston
1946 Station Album
       
WTIC
Hartford, CT
1929 Magazine Article / Profile
WLLH
Lowell-Lawrence, MA.
1940 album
WTAG station personality album from around 1940
WTAG
Worcester, MA. Booklet issued after power increase in the 30's
WTAG
Worcester, MA station album
1948
WCOP &
WCOP FM
in Boston with station pictures and photos of Boston's post-war progress.
WEAN Providence RI 1940 Station Album From 1940
WNAC Boston with "new" FM operation featured.: on of the first US FMs
WTIC
Hartford, CT
Station album
from 1939.
WMAF South Dartmouth, MA from 1923. WTIC Hartford station album from 1939. WKNE New Hampshire Program guide from 1945 
  MID-ATLANTIC -  NY MD DE MD PA NY DC
WCED Dubois, PA
1947 station album
       
WJAS Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1939 station album.
Zlotnick and the Polar Bear
An Arthur Godfrey promotion from WTOP, Washington
Spanning a Continent
General Electric
KOA, KGO, WGY
3XN Whippany, NJ
Experimental 50 kw radio station of Bell Laboratories from 1928
WBAL Baltimore
1927 Album honoring the attractions of their city.
  WBAL Baltimore sales brochure from the late 60's
WRC Washington Radio & TV 1957 New Building   WSCR Scranton PA album from 1948. WCMB Lemoyne, PA
New station featured in this 1948 booklet
WHEC
Rochester, NY

New studio dedication in 1929
WCAO Baltimore, MD
1940 station album.
WLBW Oil City, PA.
1929 station promotional
album.
Zlotnick and the Polar Bear.
An Arthur Godfrey brochure for WTOP in Washington, DC.
WGY Schenectady
Farm Broadcasting
1946
WIBX Utica NY
Late 40's station album.
WBAL, Baltimore, MD Going Forward with Radio booklet from 1948 WARD Johnstown, PA station album from the late 40's.
Features new FM station.
"Ten Years of Rock 'n Roll"
Century Broadcasting 1977
WAGE Syracuse, NY album from 1946. Great talent pics! WHFS
Washington DC
"Stereo Notes" program guide
from 1963
"It Started Hear" is a brief history of KDKA in Pittsburgh
A 1947 Post-War visit to legendary KDKA  WHUM, Reading, PA. "Going Forward with Radio" from the post-war 40's WGR Buffalo New York station album
25 years of service.
Pittsburgh's WJAS. A 50's station album WMFF Plattsburgh, NY. An interesting view of a 40's Class IV local station. WCMB Lemoyne (Harrisburg) PA 1947
WMAR-TV
Baltimore
5th Anniversary Album
WHEC Rochester, New York promotional profile WBEN Buffalo, NY
Going Forward with Radio from post W.W. II era.
WTIC Hartford, CT, 6th Anniversary booklet from 1931 WBRE Wilkes Barre PA station album from the 40's KYW brochure commemorating new building and studios dedicated in 1938
WCBM Baltimore station album from the later 40's- WGY Schenectady.
New York. General Electric station
WOL Washington Sales Brochures 
WFIL Philadelphia 1947 station picture album. WFAN New York 10th anniversary as sports station WMAR-TV Baltimore 10th Anniversary Album
WXKW Albany
1948 Station Album courtesy of John Schneider
WCAO Baltimore 1939 station album WGY "Up the Years from '22" GE's station in Schenectady, NY.
 CENTRAL SOUTH - VA NC TN KY WV
WWNC Ashville, NC, anniversary album from 1928
from John Schneider
WSAZ Huntington WV and the West Virginia Network    
WWVA Wheeling
20th Anniversary
Souvenir Album.
1953
WWVA Wheeling,  WV Jamboree 20th Anniversary album
(Different printing)
WWVA Wheeling
Family Album

1950 - Second Version of the 1950 booklet
WWVA Wheeling WV Album 1950. WWVA 50th Anniversary Album
Wheeling West Virginia.
WWVA Wheeling, WV 10th Anniversary Family Album from 1936
WWVA 30th Anniversary 1926 - 1956 <center><h2>* Profile of WWVA's first 25 Years *</h2><hr>Wheling west Virginia<br>The Friendly Voice<br>From Out of the Hills of West Virginia<br>Staff Studios Transmitter photos<br> WWVA in Wheeling
20th Anniversary 
WWVA Jamboree country music show album from 1969
WWVA 1950 Station album  WWVA Wheeling WV 25th anniversary album The WKSR Story. History of this Pulaski, TN station.
WTAR Norfolk VA WTAR Norfolk, VA
1941 Station album
WTAR Norfolk VA WTAR Norfolk, VA
1941 Station album
The "Grand Ole Opry" is WSM's heritage show. Here is a 1952 souvenir booklet,
WWNC
Asheville, NC
1945 Personalities Album.
WSM Nashville Grand Ole Opry souvenir booklet Louisville Magazine.
40 page feature on the radio and TV in Louisville, KY
WRVA
Richmond, VA

25th anniversary album. (New Scan)
WARL Arlington 1947 photo album WMMN
Fairmont, W. Va.

Family Album from 1941
WSLS Roanoke, VA Going Forward with Radio booklet from 1948 WLAC Nashville
"Radio Personalities"
 1939 Station Album
WCMS Norfolk VA early country station. One issue of station magazine
WBT
Charlotte 25th Anniversary    
Courtesy of Jerry Clegg
WRVA Richmond 25th Anniversary 
Courtesy of Jerry Clegg
WRVA Richmond 50th Anniversary
Courtesy of Jerry Clegg
SOUTH - SC GA FL AL MS LA AR
WZGC Atlanta sales brochure from the 80's includes a market profile. WAPI Birmingham AL 60th anniversary album from 1982 WGAA Cedartown GA 1981 40th anniversary.
WSPA, Spartanburg, SC "Going Forward with Radio" post-W.W. II booklet KWKH Shreveport 25th anniversary booklet Louisville Magazine. 40 page feature on the radio and TV in Louisville, KY
  MIDWEST - Great Lakes Region - OH IN MI WI IL
WADC
Akron, Ohio.
1935 program schedule and station brochure
       
WBNS
Columbus, OH
1939 Album
WJPS
Evansville, IN
1949 Album
WEKZ, Monroe,  WI
1953 Family Radio Album
WEKZ, Monroe,  WI
1953 Family Radio Album
WLS
Chicago
National Barn Dance Program brochure
WOWO
Ft. Wayne, IN.
Hoosier Hop
Network Radio Show
WPAY
Portsmouth, OH
1954 Album
WTAQ
La Grange, IL
1954 Album
WKZO
Kalamazoo, MI
1947 station album
WBBW Youngstown, OH
1955 album.
WBCM
Bay City, MI
1940 Personality Album
WBNS, Columbus, Ohio. 25th Anniversary booklet from 1949
WHBY Green Bay
History of the station as presented in a Master's thesis.
WMBD Peoria, IL station personality album from 1938 WKOW Madison, WI. 1948 "Moving Forward with Radio" illustrated booklet
WBKB Chicago
"Looking Ahead with Television". from Chicago's pioneer TV station.
WLW "The Nation's Station" booklet and station log Behind the Scenes at WLW. 30's era booklet from the Nation's Station in Ohio
WBBM Radio Log from 1929 WTAQ St Norberts College
Green Bay 1936
WBBM brochure from 1928 with radio log post-FRC
WADC Akron, OH
Collection of 4 different flyers and brochures.
"A Trip Through WLW" The world's most powerful broadcasting station.   WJR 50th Anniversary Detroit, MI
WTOD 1560 AM Toledo OH post-W.W. II station album. WJIM Radio & TV Lansing, MI annual shareholder report for 1957 WTOL station album from 1939 when station was just one year old.
WEKZ Monroe WI AM & FM 10th anniversary album 1961. WJR Detroit, MI. Book of Personalities from the 30's W 45 D
FM in Detroit
1945 "What is FM" booklet
WKMH Dearborn / Detroit Station Album. "Detroit's most powerful Independent" WJJD Chicago album from 1940 WGL Ft. Wayne, IN album from 1947
WLW 500,000 watt transmitter site tour 1981  WLW 50th Anniversary Special Edition of Broadcasting.
1962
WENR Chicago souvenir book 1930 (Shared time with WLS)
WHOT South Bend, IN album from 1947 WJEF Grand Rapids 1947 Station Album  WJR Detroit The Goodwill Station picture album from 1948
WGBF and WEOA Evansville, IN pre-duopoly rule station album 1939. Chicago Tribune Radio Station special edition March 1979. WTAQ
Green Bay station album 1940's
WMBI and WDLM Chicago 1945 station prayer booklet WBBM Chicago booklet from 1930 including radio
log / station listings
WWOK Flint Michigan 1947 Station Album
WLS Family Album 1932 with station log. WGAR Cleveland album from 1947. WBBM
1927 Chicago station picture album and radio logbook.
WEBH Chicago, Illinois The Voice of the Great Lakes WLW's "Your Morning Matinee" from 1946. An album for the listeners of "The Nation's Station" morning show. WGAR Cleveland, OH 1938 album for this important CBS station.
WLS 1928
Album from
Sears, Roebuck "World's Largest Store"
WOK Homewood, IL (Chicago) 1922 brochure. WVXU Xavier University. Complete book detailing station history.
WCMR Elkhart, IN station album and cookbook WKBN, Youngstown, OH album from 1939 WMBD, Peoria, IL album from 1939
  MIDWEST - Northern Plains States - NE IA MN ND SD NE
WOW Omaha, NE
1935 commemorative booklet for 5 kw power increase
       
WHO Des Moines Picture Album from 1938 WHO Barn Dance Frolic picture book
1936-1937 season.
WHO - Iowa's Only Clear Channel station. Late 30's booklet.
Keystone Barn Dance Programs  as broadcast on WHO, WLS and in Kentucky Take a Trip Thru WHO - 1940 Station Tour  WCCO Minneapolis
80th Anniversary
WCCO Good Neighbor to the Northwest 1924 to 1974 anniversary book. WCCO 25th Anniversary booklet 1929 WCCO The First Forty
The history of this  Minneapolis station.
Cedric Adams Album from the mid-50's.
WCCO Minneapolis personality and newspaperman.
"A Day Behind the Dial with WCCO"
Booklet from this Minneapolis, MN station.
WCCO Minneapolis 60th Anniversary commemorative book.
WDAY
Fargo, ND
1936 Talent Album
WDAY Fargo, ND station album from 1939 WKBB Dubuque, Iowa Late 40's
with WDBQ FM.
20's era station brochure for KFNF Shenandoah Iowa KFNF
Shenandoah, IA
Souvenir &
Picture Book from late 20's (plus station photos).
KTNT
Muscatine, IA Souvenir booklet and log book.
KOIL
Omaha, NE
1940 Station
album
KFKX Hastings NE. 1923-28 mid-America repeater for KDKA and owned by Westinghouse KSO
Des Moines
1947 Album
KMA Shenandoah, IA special booklet describing the Mayfair auditorium and live studio KMA 1926 Farm Station from Shenandoah, IA  KMA Shenandoah, IA guide for tour visitors to May Seed and KMA Radio.
WNAX Yankton SD. The big coverage farm station.    WNAX Yankton, SD 1929 station souvenir booklet and photo album. WNAX Album 8th Anniversary 1929
KTRI
Sioux City, IA.

1948 station
album
WOC Davenport, IA "A Personally Conducted Visit" KMMJ Clay Center, NE collection of items from 1929.
KSTP St Paul / Minneapolis MN Family Album courtesy of John Schneider KDTH Barn Dance Album. Dubuque IA from the late 40's. WMT Cedar Rapids, IA, 40th anniversary 1962
  CENTRAL PLAINS STATES - KS OK MO TX
KFIX
Independence MO Program Schedule from 1924 for this LDS owned station
KWTO & KGBX
Springfield, MO
1940 station album from legal duopoly days! 
   
KIXL
Dallas, TX
1948 album
  KFDA
Amarillo, TX
Radio Personalities album from 1939
  Counting Stars and Kilocycles
WFAA 25th Anniversary.
1947
WKY Oklahoma City
Air Castle of the Southwest album from 1940
KMAC and KISS (FM) in San Antonio published this Going Ahead With Radio booklet around 1947 KBTV Ch 8 Dallas (now WFAA) early station album
<center><h2>*    Profile of a major 30's Radio Station    -*</h2><hr>WHB Kansas City 1933<br> A photo profile of the station<br>Local Programs and Hosts<br>shows the large staff and complex format<br> of a local radio station with live programming<br>This 68 page brochure gives great insight<br>into the nature of broadcasting at that time<br> WHB in 1933
A profile
of a major
30's radio station
WBAP KGKO WFAA Album from the 40's. <center><h2>*    Profile of KMBC 1932    *</h2><hr>Kansas City<br> Another photo profile of a major station<br>Local Programs and Hosts<br>This brochure portrays a station <br>in commercial radio's second decade.<br> KMBC in 1930. Another classic radio profile
WIBW Topeka KS Album KTSA
San Antonio, T
X
1947 Program Guide and station album.
WFAA Early Bird album from 1952
KFDI Wichita 10th Anniversary Booklet KWK St Louis album from 1941 KFJZ Ft Worth, TX album from 1941
KSD St Louis
1922 booklet about establishment of station.
KFAB Lincoln Nebraska in 1940 (prior to move). Big album with many pics. A real P&L Statement from a small OK station from the 1980's
KFDI, ABC in Wichita, KS station album from 1951 with network shows. KYOK Houston Sales brochure from 1982 KWTO & KGBX 1940 album for this Springfield, MO duopoly
KRLD Dallas & Gus Foster. Station pictorial with talent profiles KSD St Louis
1922 booklet about establishment of station.
KFDI Wichita 20th Anniversary Album.
  MOUNTAIN AND PACIFIC WEST  / AK and HI
KCNA Tucson, AZ, from the late 1940's. KSL Salt Lake City, UT
"It's the bounce that counts" brochure on new studio acoustics.
   
KXL, Portland OR
"Going Forward with Radio" album from late 40's
KNAC, LA's metal station's 6th anniversary album KFRC San Francisco, CA. Post-W.W. II "Going Forward" brochure for this Don Lee Net station.
KCBQ San Diego album from 1949. CBS Affiliate. KPTV Portland, OR.
"First Commercial UHF"
1952
KMED Medford, OR. First 50 years. 1972 booklet.
KSFO San Francisco 1946 station album
Courtesy of John Schneider
KSFO San Francisco. 1942 station album.
Courtesy of John Schneider
KHJ Boss Radio in LA. First Anniversary booklet 1966
KGW Portland
Personalities in all dayparts and full 7 day programs from 1945
KGO & KPO San Francisco, CA pamphlet with "Public Service Features" KTNQ music chart and mini poster from the Top 40 days!
KING Seattle Going Forward with Radio post-War booklet.
Courtesy of John Schneider
KNAK Salt Lake City, UT. 1956 post-War album. KOL Seattle station magazine from 1934
KGO & KPO
San Francisco, CA Radio's Riches Sales Brochure
KFAR Fairbanks, AK. 1939 album published when station went on the air. KROY Sacramento, CA 1948 station album.
Courtesy of John Schneider
KTNQ KLVE Los Angeles 1995 Sales Brochure KMED Medford, OR,
50th anniversary
KUSK TV Prescott AZ sale prospectus from 1993
  Canada & International
CKLW Windsor, ON
(Detroit, MI)
1941 album
CFAM Altona, Manitoba.
50th anniversary commemorative booklet
2GB Sydney
The Theosophical Broadcasting station
1926
XER, Villa Acuña, México. The "Doc Brinkley station" which ran 500 kw to promote the doctor's clinic. Yank Radio Bangalore, an Armed Forces station in India in 1946
The HLKX Story
A missionary radio station in Korea.
Radio Prague 65th anniversary album from this Czech radio station. CFCF Montréal
Canadian Marconi Company
1940's album
CJOM Windsor, Ontario, Canada album from the 70's
Radio Sarawak.  Borneo.
1957 commemorative booklet
CFRB Toronto
10th Anniversary 1937
CKRC, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada album circa. 1950
About Radio Caroline - A 1965 booklet about the British pirate station. Radio Caroline and Its Stars. 1965 booklet about Caroline and the pop music it broadcast Radio Caroline Annual from 1965. Station book with the year's events in pictures.
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