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Ryan, William



William Ryan is a UMKC graduate. He wrote a thesis entitled “African-Americans in Local Broadcasting: Kansas City, 1922-1982.” He went on to develop a book entitled Keep Watching Kansas City: Where Listeners Become Friends. The manuscript for that book and other Ryan papers are held in the State Historical Society of Missouri Archives in Kansas City.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Ryan Collection

Identifier: MS-0044
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of recordings of Kansas City broadcasts, including the Walt Bodine Show, and programming from Kansas City based radio stations WDAF and WHB.

Dates: 1981 - 1996