Keith B. Farr radio history audio collection, circa 1940-2000s  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Farr, Keith B.
Title
Keith B. Farr radio history audio collection
Dates
circa 1940-2000s (inclusive)
Quantity
22 audiocassettes and 63 compact discs
Collection Number
A0917
Summary
The Keith B. Farr radio history audio collection (1940s-2000s) consists of audiocassettes and compact discs of historic radio programs and radio history retrospectives from the 20th and 21st centuries, some of which feature Farr as an announcer or narrator. There are also recordings about Farr's life and his career as a radio announcer in Utah and California as well as his family's pioneer history.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Keith B. Farr worked as an announcer for KLO 1430 Radio Ogden between 1959 and 1961. He hosted the "Sandman Serenade" program which aired from 12 midnight to 6am, Mountain Standard Time. His program was broadcast through out the central and western United States and into parts of Canada. After his time at KLO, he worked for KVOG-TV, Salt Lake City in 1961, and then KIFI-TV, Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1963 and finally KWIN/KCVR, Stockton, California between 1968 and 1990. He now resides in Lodi, California and continues to be involved in radio by doing research and documenting early AM radio and announcer time-lines.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Keith B. Farr radio history audio collection (1940s-2000s) consists of audiocassettes and compact discs of historic radio programs and radio history retrospectives from the 20th and 21st centuries, some of which feature Farr as an announcer or narrator. The collection includes both nationally syndicated programs and local shows from radio stations in Utah and California. There are also recordings about Farr's life and his career as a radio announcer as well as his family's pioneer history.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The materials are arranged by format type and then by subject matter.

Separated Materials

Manuscript materials were transferred to the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections (Accn 2319).

Acquisition Information

donated by Keith B. Farr (11 compact discs), 2007

donated by Keith B. Farr (8 audiocassette tapes), 2008

Processing Note

Processed by Cristine Bagerly in 2010.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

AudiocassettesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
cassette
1-8
Dynamics of Personal Motivation by Paul J. Meyer
1968-1974
Golden Age Radio volume 1 (Metacom)
circa 1940s
cassette
9
Fibber McGee and Molly
This cassette contains the episodes “Gildy’s Halloween Party” and “Escaped Convicts."
undated
10
Jack Benny
This cassette contains the episodes “The Polar Bear” and "Charmichael.”
undated
11
Bergen and McCarthy
This cassette contains the episodes “Charlie Starts a Book Club” and "Charlie Becomes a Pearl Farmer.”
undated
12
Abbott and Costello
This cassette contains the episodes “Lou the Sailor” and “Home, Home on the Ranch.”
undated
13
The Bickersons
This cassette contains the episodes “The Business Trip", "The Race Tack Trout”, “The Fishing Pole”, “The New Puppy”, “The New Tux”, and “Amos Does Time.”
undated
14
Burns and Allen
This cassette contains the episodes “The Literary Club” and “Gracie Repents.”
undated
Radio Reruns (TM)
circa 1940s
cassette
15
CBS News Roundup: Pearl Harbor Attacked
1941 December 01
16
You Bet Your Life: Secret word is “Air” with Groucho Marx
undated
17
Dragnet: “The Big Switch”
1958 December 08
Earl Nightengale financial programs
circa 1970s
cassette
18
Bank Presentation
1974
19
How to Increase Your Sales and Profits
1977
20
Our Changing World
undated
Eagle Marketing Corporation literary recordings
undated
cassette
21
The Red-Headed League by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
undated
22
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
undated

Compact discsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General radio history
disc
23-24
The History of Early Radio Broadcasting (Farr Productions)
undated
25
Radio Shows: History and Commercials
1940s-1950s
26-27
Radio History 1953-1961 (Farr Productions)
2008
28-29
This Was Radio 1-2
undated
30
Great Moments in Radio: Narration
1930s-1940s
31-32
We Interrupt This Broadcast 1-2
undated
33
History
undated
34
Predictions, Keith B.Farr
1978-2005
35
CBS News Roundup: Pearl Harbor
1941 December 07
36
Great Gildersleeve (NBC) and Our Miss Brooks (CBS)
1949
37
Laffter and Profane
Featuring Pat Buttram and Bob Crane
undated
38
Retrospect: Vocal Groups of the 1950s
undated
39
Rick Dees: Put it Where the Sun Don't Shine
undated
40
"The Elvis Tapes"
undated
41
Ken Nordine: The Best of Word Jazz, volume 1
undated
42
Standard 1950s Showtunes (Farr Productions)
1980s
43
Cong. Norm Shumbay 1st Baptist Films: Keith Farr narration
1980s
44
The Rob KaCey Phye: Artist Spotlights and the Spot Showcase
undated
45
Loose Change, 2nd edition
undated
46
Joel Osteen
undated
California radio
disc
47-49
Bay Area early broadcasting (Farr Prodcutions)
Interview with Ken Ackerman and Ed Brady on KCBS' "Nightbeat"
1985
50
California radio history
Narrated by Keith Farr
1941; 1968
51
Historic Lodi, F.Farr Gaylon Rowan, Pearl Harbor
1941
52-56
Jay Arnold's Goldvine
undated
57
Northern California radio demos and jingles
undated
58
KBIG, KMPC 173, KCHV: Osterberg
undated
59
KEWB Oakland, Ron Reynolds
1965
60
KRE 1400 tour
2005 May 25
61
KSFO John Gilliand Documentary
1940s
62
KSFO - Gary Owns: Man on the Street
1973
63
KTRB (San Francisco) airchecks 1
This CD contains the recordings "Rolfe Peterson Excerpt" and "KFRC/KYA/KEWB/KABL."
undated
64
KTRB (San Francisco) airchecks 3
This CD contains the recordings "KFRC's Dr. Dan: The Quake" and "Vintage Radio."
undated
65
KTRB (San Francisco) airchecks 4
This CD contains the recordings "KSFO and Al Collins" and "KSFO's Don Sherwod 2nd."
undated
66
KWIN - Don Roberts: actor Bob Conrad
undated
67
KWIN 97 Retrospect: A Look at the 1950s
undated
68-69
KWIN 97 Breakfast Club
1988-1989
70-71
KXKX 97.7: airchecks featuring Mike Metcalf
1972
Utah radio
disc
72
Salt Lake City airchecks, station identification and jingles
1975-1980
73
Utah Radio and TV: broadcast, archives
1950s
74
Utah Radio, volume 2
Narrated by Keith Farr at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library.
2007
75
Utah Radio 1950s
Narrated by Keith Farr.
1950s
76
KLO Ogden - Len Allen: ABC News, Arnie Wheeler (5AM-7AM)
1989 August 31
77
KLO Ogden - Len Allen: Kal Farr, Utah Chiefs of Police Association (Radio On the Go)
2004 February 07
78
KLUB 570: Lisa Farr Rigley botantical garden show
1991
79
KSL Utah announcers tribute
2005
Farr family history
disc
80
Keith Farr's career, early years
Narrated by Keith Farr.
undated
81-83
Farr Family immigrants and settlers (1607-1940s)
Includes settlers of Weber County, Utah (1832), descendants of Sarah Larene, and a three generation timeline 1887-2007.
undated
Untitled discs
2 compact discs
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Disc jockeys--Utah--Ogden--Sources
  • Radio--History

Corporate Names

  • KLO (Radio Station : Ogden, Utah)--Radio stations

Geographical Names

  • Utah--Ogden--Sources

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound recordings