In January 2018, thanks to the perspicacity and generosity of Wayne Glenn, The Old Record Collector, whose weekly radio program appears on KTXR, and the hard work of Randy Stewart from KSMU Radio (and spouse of our own Tammy Stewart), the MSU Libraries received a donation of digitized copies of several old RadiOzark transcriptions (that is, LP recordings) of radio programs from the Fifties.
The recordings include:
- Mothers’ March on Polio from January 31, 1952, featuring performances by local talent such as Bob White, Speedy (Junior) Haworth, Slim Wilson, the Philharmonics, Bill Ring, and Smiley Burnette
- Mothers’ March on Polio from January 29, 1953, featuring performances by Doc Martin, the Melodeers, and many more
- The Red Foley Radio Show, No. 73, with Bill Ring
- The Red Foley Radio Show, No. 74, with Porter Wagoner
They complement our efforts to have old kinescopes of the Ozark Jubilee digitized and made freely available online.