Those attending Thursday’s Great Plains Radio History Symposium at K-State probably felt like they’d taken a trip back in time, with memories of Kansas City’s battleground involving WHB and KUDL. Symposium co-founder Dave McFarland was pleased with the turnout at Hale Library.
McFarland adds competition sometimes makes one better–and this is what happened during the ’50’s and ’60’s.
The Thursday morning session dealt with the birth of Top 40 radio, featuring WHB and KUDL in Kansas City. But McFarland indicates the event wasn’t just about history. The afternoon dealt with streaming, bringing the Classic Top 40 to a new platform.
The annual event is sponsored by the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University and the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media.