Missouri Radio Air Check Repository

The MBA is taking part in a pilot project for the Radio Preservation Task Force.

This group has been tasked by the Library of Congress to assemble a national radio air check database.

Frank Absher, Executive Director of the St. Louis Media History Foundation, is building a regional repository of these air checks in Missouri which could be used as a template for other states.  Collections are already established in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Our office is gathering local recordings from our members to turn over to the State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  Eventually they will be cataloged, stored and made available for listening by patrons.

We also hope to expand our website to include a new section that will host samples of these historically significant audio files.

Please send us jingle packages, news stories and programs, historical broadcasts, local programming and commercials.  Due to licensing, we are not collecting major league sporting events or play-by-play.

All air checks must be digitized before we submit them to the State Historical Society.  If your station cannot do this, the MBA will take care of it for you.
If you know of a person with knowledge and an interest in station history, we will be glad to work with them.  Please help us contact radio veterans who may have air checks from Missouri.

Please contact Terry Harper to submit recordings:               

       MBA Office:  573-636-6692

          tharper@mbaweb.org            

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