FACTOID # 11: Oklahoma has the highest rate of women in State or Federal correctional facilities.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > KMOX (AM)
KMOX
KMOX 1120 the voice of St. Louis
Broadcast area St. Louis, Missouri
Branding News/Talk 1120
Slogan The Voice of St. Louis
First air date December 24, 1925
Frequency 1120 (kHz)
Format News/Talk
Power 50,000 watts
Class A
Callsign meaning none officially, but a local legend says:
Kirkwood
Miss-
Ouri
Xmas (the station launched on a Christmas Eve)
Owner CBS Radio
Website www.kmox.com

KMOX is an AM radio station broadcasting from St. Louis, Missouri, and assigned to frequency 1120 kHz. It is a 50,000-watt clear channel radio station, which permits its nighttime signal to be heard in most of the continental U.S. KMOX operates as "News/Talk 1120" and refers to itself as "The Voice of St. Louis." Image File history File links KMOX_logo. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the bottom waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... All-news radio is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of news. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... CBS Radio Inc. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... Clear channel stations are AM radio stations that are designated as such so that only one or two 50,000 watt powerhouses operate at night on each designated frequency, covering a wide area via sky wave propagation. ...


KMOX is affiliated with the CBS Radio Network and licensed to a CBS Corporation subsidiary, CBS Radio. KMOX's transmitter is located in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. The CBS Radio Network provides news, sports and other programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... Pontoon Beach is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ...

Contents

History

KMOX was incorporated in 1925 as The Voice of St. Louis Inc. According to the station's official website, the "KMOX" call letters were assigned by the Federal Radio Commission. The station's owners had hoped to be assigned "K-M-O," but the letters were in use at the time by a wireless station on a ship. KMOX signed on December 24, 1925. (The "X" was because the date was Christmas Eve, or "X"mas eve. In fact, a local legend states the call letters mean Kirkwood, MissOuri Xmas.) (Actually the K stands for nothing. At that time, K was the assigned starting call letter of new radio stations west of the Mississippi River) 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1927, the station gave prominent coverage to the Charles Lindbergh flight across the Atlantic, in the Spirit of St. Louis. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. ... Lindbergh poses with the famous plane The Spirit of St. ...


In 1927, it became one of the first 16 stations in the CBS network; two years later CBS bought KMOX, and began the process of getting approval to build a 50,000-watt transmitter tower; when completed, it gave the now-clear channel station a signal that could be heard as far away as New Zealand and the Arctic Circle, making it one of the first international radio stations. Clear channel stations are AM radio stations that are designated as such so that only one or two 50,000 watt powerhouses operate at night on each designated frequency, covering a wide area via sky wave propagation. ... A sign along the Dalton Highway marking the location of the Arctic Circle The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ...


In 1933, KMOX covered the first post-Prohibition case of Budweiser beer leaving Anheuser-Busch for the White House, a story carried nationally by CBS. The term Prohibition, also known as Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... Anheuser-Busch NYSE: BUD Anheuser-Busch, based in St. ...


During the 1930s and 1940s, KMOX was one of several St. Louis stations broadcasting Cardinals and Browns baseball games. KMOX lost broadcasting rights in 1948 when a new Cardinals radio network was formed by the team, but by the 1950s, it became the flagship station of that network (in part due to its clear channel status). It has been suggested that 2007 St. ... (For the 1901-02 American League team known as the Baltimore Orioles, see New York Yankees. ...


In 1955 Robert Hyland Jr became KMOX's general manager, a role he held for nearly forty years. It was Hyland who emphasized and leveraged KMOX's relationship with the Cardinals; he also made the decision in 1960 to eliminate the station's afternoon music programming in favor of talk radio, a critical change which led to the station's subsequent dominance of the St. Louis radio market. On February 29 of that year, Jack Buck hosted the first "At Your Service" program, which included an interview with Eleanor Roosevelt. That program, like the sports talk programs that soon followed, pioneered a format for radio heavily dependent on interviews, guest appearances, and calls from listeners. Robert Hyland Jr. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... February 29th, or bissextile day, is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... John Francis Buck (August 21, 1924 – June 18, 2002), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. ... Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political leader who used her stature as First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945 to promote her husbands (Franklin D. Roosevelts) New Deal, as well as Civil Rights. ...


After Hyland died in 1992, Rod Zimmerman was named general manager. He departed in 1998 to manage WBBM Radio in Chicago. Karen Carroll was general manager from 1998 until 2003, when Tom Langmyer was promoted to the top position. Langmyer left in 2005 to become vice president/general manager of WGN Radio in Chicago. Dave Ervin is the station's current general manager. WBBM is the callsign of three broadcast stations in Chicago, Illinois: TV station WBBM-TV - Channel 2, CBS television station AM radio station WBBM-AM - 780 kHz, all-news station FM radio station WBBM-FM - FM 96. ... WGN is the callsign of two broadcast stations in Chicago, Illinois, both owned by the Tribune company. ...


The station's emphasis has shifted away from broadcasting St. Louis professional sports teams. In 2000, the St. Louis Blues hockey team moved to KTRS after having been on KMOX for all but two of the team's 33 seasons. In 2006, the Cardinals broadcasts moved to KTRS 550 AM after 52 seasons on KMOX-AM after the team purchased controlling interest in KTRS 550 AM. KMOX still airs the Mizzou Tigers football and basketball games, which it has been doing for many years. The St. ... KTRS, located at 550 kHz, is an AM radio station in St. ... KTRS, located at 550 kHz, is an AM radio station in St. ... The University of Missouri-Columbia (abbreviated UMC and nicknamed Mizzou) is an institution of higher learning located in Columbia, Missouri and is the main campus in the University of Missouri system. ...


KMOX started to broadcast in high definition (HD) in May of 2006. Generally, high-definition refers to an increase in resolution or clarity such as in: High-definition television (HDTV), television formats that have a higher resolution than their contemporary counterparts High-definition video, which is used in HDTV broadcasting, as well as digital film and computer HD video file formats HDV...


Programming

KMOX has had a long history of broadcasting sports. In 1926, it broadcast the Cardinals-Yankees World Series, and starting the next season the station was regularly carrying Cardinals games. KMOX's most famous sports figure was Jack Buck, who was the station's year-round sports director during the years he was also calling baseball and football for the CBS radio and television networks. Another famous figure was Harry Caray, who did play-by-play for Cardinals baseball from 1945 to 1969. In the 1926 World Series, the St. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Harry Caray memorialized in a statue near Wrigley Field in Chicago. ...


The station continues to host sports programming such as "Sports on a Sunday Morning" and "Sports Open Line." St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin and Kevin Wheeler host "Sports Open Line," which airs every weekday night. NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace hosts a weekly Friday-night show. It has been suggested that 2007 St. ... The symbol † denotes a part-time driver. ... Kenny Wallace (born August 23, 1963) is a NASCAR Busch Series driver who currently drives the #22 AutoZoneFord Taurus for PPC Racing. ... The goddess Freyja, after whom Friday is named. ...


While the station was known nationally for sports play-by-play, KMOX is best known in St. Louis for its format of news and talk. The station offers news, weather and traffic updates throughout the day. KMOX holds the distinction of holding the record for consecutive number one Arbitron ratings books in the United States. The station has consistently been the number one radio station with listeners 12 and older since 1972. Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...


Some of the station's popular hosts and local programs include:


"Total Information AM" with Doug McElvein and Debbie Monterrey, Charles Brennan, Paul Harris, "Sports Open Line" with Kevin Wheeler, Tom Ackerman, Dan McLaughlin, and "Two Johns, No Waiting" with John Carney and Jon Grayson Paul Harris is an inventor, magician, and writer. ... Tom Ackerman (September 6, 1972) was a center for the NFL. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 5th round. ... John Michael Carney (born April 4, 1964 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football kicker. ...


Rush Limbaugh airs weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. This is the only non-local show broadcast on the station. Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host. ...


Personalities

Notable current and past KMOX broadcasters include:

John Francis Buck (August 21, 1924 – June 18, 2002), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. ... Joe Buck For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... Harry Caray memorialized in a statue near Wrigley Field in Chicago. ... John Michael Carney (born April 4, 1964 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football kicker. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952 in Queens, New York) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... Jay Hanna Dizzy Dean (January 16, 1910–July 17, 1974) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Daniel Lee Dierdorf (b. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... Bob Hamilton (born 1916) is a former American professional golfer. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Harris is an inventor, magician, and writer. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Anne Keefe was the Associate Artistic Director at the Westport Country Playhouse. ... France Laux (birth name Francis LAUX Jr), (December 3, 1897 - November 16, 1978, was a popular radio sportscaster for the St. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

Trivia

  • For many years, KMOX broadcast using C-QUAM AM stereo, but stereo transmissions ended in the spring of 2000. The station now broadcasts an HD Radio signal.
  • For the past eleven Decembers, KMOX has hosted a holiday radio program, in which KMOX personalities perform an old-time radio show in front of a live audience.
  • The former KMOX-FM 103.3MHz, now operates under different ownership as KLOU.
  • KMOX-TV channel 4 (now KMOV) is owned by A.H. Belo.
  • The KMOX AM Studio is located directly across the street from the Gateway Arch.

C-QUAM is the method of AM stereo broadcasting used in Canada, the United States and most other countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... KLOU is a radio station with an oldies format in St. ... KMOV-TV/DT, News4 Saint Louis is the CBS television affiliate in St. ... Belo Corp. ... The Old Courthouse sits at the heart of the city of Saint Louis, with the arch to the east, near the rivers edge. ...

External links

AM radio stations in the St. Louis market (Arbitron #20)

By frequency: 550 | 590 | 630 | 690 | 770 | 850 | 880 | 920 | 1010 | 1080 | 1120 | 1190 | 1260 | 1320 | 1380 | 1430 | 1460 | 1490 | 1570 | 1600 AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... The St. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the bottom waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... KTRS, located at 550 kHz, is an AM radio station in St. ... KFNS is an AM radio station in Wood River, Illinois located at 590kHz. ... WEW is the second oldest radio station in the United States, out of St. ... The call letters KFUO are used by two radio stations in Clayton, Missouri. ... WARH is a radio station in Granite City, Illinois located at 106. ... WRRT 1080 AM is a Catholic radio station broadcasting out of Edwardsville, Illinois. ... WSDZ is an AM radio station in Belleville, Illinois, located at 1260 kHz. ... KSLG-AM 1380 is an all-sports radio station operating at 1380 on the AM radio dial, operating from St. ... WIL-AM is a radio station broadcasting at 1430 kHz on the AM band in St. ... WBGZ 1570 is a radio station based in Alton, Illinois. ...


By call sign: KATZ | KFNS | KFUO | KJSL | KMOX | KRFT | KSIV | KSLG | KSTL | KTRS | KXEN | WBGZ | WCBW | WESL | WEW | KHOJ | WIL | WGNU | WRYT | WSDZ Many countries have specific conventions for classifying call signs by transmitter characteristics and location. ... KFNS is an AM radio station in Wood River, Illinois located at 590kHz. ... The call letters KFUO are used by two radio stations in Clayton, Missouri. ... KSLG-AM 1380 is an all-sports radio station operating at 1380 on the AM radio dial, operating from St. ... KTRS, located at 550 kHz, is an AM radio station in St. ... WBGZ 1570 is a radio station based in Alton, Illinois. ... WEW is the second oldest radio station in the United States, out of St. ... WIL-AM is a radio station broadcasting at 1430 kHz on the AM band in St. ... WARH is a radio station in Granite City, Illinois located at 106. ... WRRT 1080 AM is a Catholic radio station broadcasting out of Edwardsville, Illinois. ... WSDZ is an AM radio station in Belleville, Illinois, located at 1260 kHz. ...


See also: St. Louis (FM) (AM)

Missouri Radio Markets
St. Louis (AM) (FM) · Kansas City (AM) (FM) · Springfield · Joplin · Columbia
See also: List of radio stations in Missouri and List of United States radio markets

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m