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WHO (AM)
WHO (1040 kHz "Newsradio 1040") is a commercial AM radio station in Des Moines, Iowa. The station is owned by iHeartMedia and carries a news/talk radio format. The studios and offices are on Grand Avenue in Des Moines.[1] The transmitter is on Northeast 120th Street in Mitchellville, Iowa.[2] WHO broadcasts with 50,000 watts, the maximum power permitted for commercial AM stations. It uses a non-directional antenna. WHO dates back to the early days of broadcasting and is a Class A clear-channel station. With a good radio, the station can be heard over much of the Central United States
Central United States
during nighttime hours
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City Of License
In American, Canadian and Philippine broadcasting, a city of license or community of license is the community that a radio station or television station is officially licensed to serve by that country's broadcast regulator. In North American broadcast law, the concept of community of license dates to the early days of AM radio
AM radio
broadcasting. The requirement that a broadcasting station operate a main studio within a prescribed distance of the community which the station is licensed to serve appears in U.S
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Network Affiliate
In the broadcasting industry (particularly in North America), a network affiliate or affiliated station is a local broadcaster, owned by a company other than the owner of the network, which carries some or all of the lineup of television programs or radio programs of a television or radio network
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Missouri
Missouri
Missouri
is a state in the Midwestern
Midwestern
United States.[5] With over six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the Union. The largest urban areas are Kansas
Kansas
City, St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City, located on the Missouri River. The state is the 21st-most extensive in area. In the South are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals, and recreation. The Mississippi River
Mississippi River
forms the eastern border of the state. Humans have inhabited the land now known as Missouri
Missouri
for at least 12,000 years. The Mississippian culture
Mississippian culture
built cities and mounds, before declining in the 1300s. When European explorers arrived in the 1600s they encountered the Osage and Missouria
Missouria
nations
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Kansas
Kansas
Kansas
/ˈkænzəs/ ( listen) is a U.S. state
U.S. state
in the Midwestern United States.[10] Its capital is Topeka
Topeka
and its largest city is Wichita. Kansas
Kansas
is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.[11] The tribe's name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning.[12][13] For thousands of years, what is now Kansas
Kansas
was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys
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Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
(/wɪˈskɒnsɪn/ ( listen)) is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota
Minnesota
to the west, Iowa
Iowa
to the southwest, Illinois
Illinois
to the south, Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior
Lake Superior
to the north. Wisconsin
Wisconsin
is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan
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Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota
(/ˌmɪnɪˈsoʊtə/ ( listen)) is a state in the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota
Minnesota
was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state
U.S. state
on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota
Minnesota
Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord
L'Étoile du Nord
(French: Star of the North). Minnesota
Minnesota
is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U.S
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South Dakota
South Dakota
South Dakota
(/- dəˈkoʊtə/ ( listen)) is a U.S. state
U.S. state
in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux
Sioux
Native American tribes, who compose a large portion of the population and historically dominated the territory. South Dakota
South Dakota
is the seventeenth largest by area, but the fifth smallest by population and the 5th least densely populated of the 50 United States. As the southern part of the former Dakota Territory, South Dakota
South Dakota
became a state on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with North Dakota
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Federal Radio Commission
The Federal Radio
Radio
Commission (FRC) was a government body that regulated radio use in the United States
United States
from its creation in 1926 until its replacement by the Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) in 1934. The Commission was created to regulate radio use "as the public interest, convenience, or necessity" requires. The Radio
Radio
Act of 1927 superseded the Radio
Radio
Act of 1912, which had given regulatory powers over radio communication to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor
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Davenport, Iowa
382,630 (135th) 474,226 (90th)Time zone CST (UTC-6) • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)ZIP codes 52801–52809Area code(s) 563FIPS code 19-19000Interstates I-74, I-80Waterways Mississippi RiverInterstate Spurs I-280Website www.cityofdavenportiowa.comDavenport is the county seat of Scott County in Iowa
Iowa
and is located along the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
on the eastern border of the state. It is the largest of the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area with a population estimate of 382,630 and a CSA population of 474,226; it is the 90th largest CSA in the nation.[6][7] Davenport was founded on May 14, 1836 by Antoine Le Claire
Antoine Le Claire
and was named for his friend George Davenport, a former English sailor who served in the U.S
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NBC Red Network
Type Radio NetworkCountry United StatesAvailability National, through regional affiliatesOwner RCA
RCA
(1927–1986) General Electric
General Electric
(1986–1987) Westwood One (1987–2004)Launch dateNovember 15, 1926 (1926-11-15)Dissolved 2004Former names NBC
NBC
Red Network (1926–1943) NBC
NBC
Radio Network (1943–2004)The National Broadcasting Company's NBC
NBC
Radio Network (known as the NBC
NBC
Red Network prior to 1942) is a former American commercial radio network which was founded in 1926. Along with the NBC
NBC
Blue Network
Blue Network
it was one of the first two nationwide networks established in the United States
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Central United States
The Central United States
Central United States
is sometimes conceived as between the Eastern United States
Eastern United States
and Western United States
Western United States
as part of a three-region model, roughly coincident with the U.S. Census' definition of the Midwestern United States
Midwestern United States
plus the western and central portions of the U.S. Census' definition of the Southern United States. The Central States are typically considered to consist of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Sometimes Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Mississippi, and Alabama
Alabama
are also considered to be Central States. 4 of 9 Census Bureau Divisions have names containing "Central", though they are not grouped as a region
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Game Show
A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, individually or as teams, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles, usually for money or prizes. Alternatively, a gameshow can be a demonstrative program about a game [while usually retaining the spirit of an awards ceremony]. In the former, contestants may be invited from a pool of public applicants. Game
Game
shows often reward players with prizes such as cash, trips and goods and services provided by the show's sponsor prize suppliers.Contents1 History1.1 1930s–1950s 1.2 1960s–1970s 1.3 1980s–1990s 1.4 2000s and 2010s2 Prizes 3 Bonus round 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Game
Game
show1930s–1950s[edit] Television game shows descended from similar programs on radio
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Soap Opera
A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction presented in serial format on television, radio and in novels, featuring the lives of many characters and focusing on emotional relationships to the point of melodrama.[1] The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers.[2] In the United Kingdom, BBC Radio
Radio
started to broadcast The Archers
The Archers
in May 1950
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Big Band
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section. Big bands originated during the early 1910s and dominated jazz in the early 1940s when swing was most popular. The term "big band" is also used to describe a genre of music. One problem with this usage is that it overlooks the variety of music played by these bands. Big bands started as accompaniment for dancing. In contrast with the emphasis on improvisation, big bands relied on written compositions and arrangements
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Waterloo, Iowa
Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States.[4] As of the 2010 United States Census
2010 United States Census
the population decreased by 0.5% to 68,406;[5] the 2014 Census estimates the population at 68,364, making it the sixth-largest city in the state.[6] The city is part of the Waterloo – Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the more populous of the two cities.West Fourth Street, 1910Contents1 History1.1 African American community1.1.1 Civil ri
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