[78-L] Radio station(s) in Senath, MO 1951

Rodger J Holtin rjh334578 at gmail.com.invalid
Wed Feb 19 15:42:25 PST 2020

A family friend and radio engineer from Memphis has family who lived near
Senath for a while in the 1960s believes it to have been KBOA at 840AM, then
licensed out of Kennett, MO. The current KBOA at 1450AM out of Piggott, AR
(20 miles away) now services the same area, and picked up those call letters
in 1995.  Anybody's guess if they're connected by blood.

I have a name for the board-op/anchor on the aircheck and he sounds pretty
polished for a one-horse station.  If the local genealogy group responds to
my query, I'd like to find him or his heirs and share it with them, too.

Thanks for all the help, folks.  If I learn anything worthwhile I'll pass it

Rodger Holtin
78-L Member Since MCMXCVIII

For Best Results Use Victor Needles

-----Original Message-----
From: 78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com
[mailto:78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com] On Behalf Of Donna Halper
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:25 PM
To: 78-L Mail List <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
Subject: Re: [78-L] Radio station(s) in Senath, MO 1951

Interestingly, there was a small station in Senath as far back as 1929. 
Its calls were KSAM and it had about 10 watts. Like most small stations from
that era, it was owned by a local business (a garage) and I doubt it
survived for more than a couple of years. I'm wondering if the station from
1951 was actually in Caruthersville, about 25 miles up the road. There was a
station there, and it served that general area-- its calls were KCRV.

Donna L. Halper, PhD
Associate Professor of Communication & Media Studies Lesley University,
Cambridge MA

78-L mailing list
78-L at klickitat.78online.com

More information about the 78-L mailing list