Swing

Jan-Dec 1953

Title:
Swing
Date:
Jan-Dec 1953
Author:
WHB Broadcasting Company (Kansas City, Mo.)
Publisher:
Kansas City, Mo. : D.D. Davis
Volume:
Vol.9:no. 1-4 (1953)
Language:
Eng
Subjects:
Radio Periodicals, Kansas City Radio Station
Collection:
Broadcasting
Format:
Periodicals
Source:
Print
Contributor:
University of Maryland, College Park
Sponsor:
LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation
Coordinator:
Media History Digital Library
Description:
The official magazine of Kansas City's WHB radio station, SWING printed far more than the station's schedule (which, as the title SWING suggested, relied heavily on music). From 1945 to 1953, SWING offered readers something eclectic every month -- profiles of entertainers on one page, discussions of citizenship in the postwar world on the next, with write-ups of nightlife offerings in KC, Chicago, and New York mixed in. WHB spent decades lobbying the FCC for clear channel status; the magazine's ambitious scope may have been part of the station's attempt to legitimate itself. But it was SWING'S first editor, Jetta Carleton, who later wrote a celebrated novel, that gave the magazine its distinctive style. -- Eric Hoyt, 2015