Radio & TV: Albums Books Brochures

Radio TV Albums

  Radio, TV and Network promotional publications and albums

The "Radio Station Albums" page contains a collection of photo albums, promotional brochures, pamphlets, and other station publications. While most are from the 30's and 40's, there are some from even before that period and a few from the 50's and beyond.
Station albums were a popular promotional item, often being distributed by the outlet's advertisers with on-air mentions that built traffic for the business that gave out the publications.
Contributions are welcome
Related Station Pges
Radio at War Booklets
From WW II
Network Books and Albums Don McNeil's Breakfast Club
WLS Family Albums WLS Stand-By
KMA Guide KFYR Dialite
KWTO Dial WOW Tower
CKY Manitoba Calling WHB Swing
Station promotional albums
Round Up
Station Promotional Items
Radio Station Postcards First Set Radio Station Postcards First Set
Station Post Cards #1 Station Post Cards #2
Newest Additions
WELI New Haven CT
Station pictorial album apparently from pre-WW II period.
WBEN Buffalo New York
"Going Forward with Radio" station brochure
WLW Cincinnati
"Seeing Crosley Square" small pamphlet
KFAB Omaha, NE
"October Stars" pamphlet.  
WHA Madison, WI
50th Anniversary Album 1969
WHO Des Moines, IA
"Picture Book"
Includes picture of Dr. Palmer and lots of staff pictures.
WKZO Kalamazoo, MI
Going Forward With Radio
WMLO Milwaukee, WI
Going Forward With Radio
1947 booklet
GROUPS over multiple STATES
Spanning a Continent
General Electric
"Ten Years of Rock 'n Roll"
Century Broadcasting 1977
1946 Station Album
WTIC Hartford, CT
1939 "Radio Personalities" souvenir album
Hartford, CT

Radio To Remember
Celebrating 60 years of service (1985)
WTIC Hartford, CT, 6th Anniversary booklet from 1931
Hartford, CT
1929 Magazine Article / Profile
Lowell-Lawrence, MA.
1940 album
WTAG station personality album from around 1940
Worcester, MA. Booklet issued after power increase in the 30's
Worcester, MA station album
in Boston with station pictures and photos of Boston's post-war progress.
WEAN Providence RI 1940 Station Album From 1940
WNAC Boston with "new" FM operation featured.: on of the first US FMs
Hartford, CT
Station album
from 1939.
WMAF South Dartmouth, MA from 1923. WTIC Hartford station album from 1939. WKNE New Hampshire Program guide from 1945 
WVET Rochester, NY
1948 Station Album
Albany New York
1939 station presentation.
Rochester, NY

New studio dedication in 1929
WCED Dubois, PA
1947 station album
Albany Radio Centre
Albany NY
1939 album
WNYC Channel 25
New York
1967-68 Television Manual
WJAS Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1939 station album.
  WSCR Scranton PA album from 1948. WCMB Lemoyne, PA
New station featured in this 1948 booklet
WGY Schenectady
Farm Broadcasting
Late 40's station album.
WLBW Oil City, PA.
1929 station promotional
WARD Johnstown, PA station album from the late 40's.
Features new FM station.
WAGE Syracuse, NY album from 1946. Great talent pics! KDKA Pittsburgh
"It Started Hear" is a brief history of this early US radio station.
A 1947 Post-War visit to legendary KDKA  WHUM, Reading, PA. "Going Forward with Radio" from the post-war 40's WGR Buffalo New York station album
25 years of service.
Pittsburgh's WJAS. A 50's station album WMFF Plattsburgh, NY. An interesting view of a 40's Class IV local station. WCMB Lemoyne (Harrisburg) PA 1947
KYW Philadelphia brochure commemorating new building and studios dedicated in 1938 WBRE Wilkes Barre PA station album from the 40's WGY Schenectady.
New York. General Electric station
WFIL Philadelphia 1947 station picture album. WFAN New York 10th anniversary as sports station WGY "Up the Years from '22" GE's station in Schenectady, NY.
WHEC Rochester,
New York promotional profile
WBEN Buffalo New York
"Going Forward with Radio" station brochure
3XN Whippany, NJ
Experimental 50 kw radio station of Bell Laboratories from 1928
WBAL Baltimore
1927 Album honoring the attractions of their city.
  WBAL Baltimore sales brochure from the late 60's

WRC Washington Radio & TV 1957 New Building Zlotnick and the Polar Bear
An Arthur Godfrey promotion from WTOP, Washington
WBAL, Baltimore, MD Going Forward with Radio booklet from 1948
Zlotnick and the Polar Bear.
An Arthur Godfrey brochure for WTOP in Washington, DC.
WCAO Baltimore, MD
1940 station album.
Washington DC
"Stereo Notes" program guide
from 1963
5th Anniversary Album
WCAO Baltimore
1939 station album
WBEN Buffalo, NY
Going Forward with Radio from post W.W. II era.
WCBM Baltimore station album from the later 40's- WMAR-TV Baltimore 10th Anniversary Album WOL Washington Sales Brochures 
WSLS Family Album
Roanoke radio and TV picture album from 1954
WRVA Souvenir Radio Log from the Edgeworth Tobacco Station.    
WSM Radio News
A booklet for the station owner's insurance customers.
Charlotte, NC
"Charlottes Own Station"
Roanoke, VA, 
from 1948
WWNC Ashville, NC, anniversary album from 1928
from John Schneider
WSAZ Huntington WV and the West Virginia Network WWVA
Wheeling, WV

1936 souvenir booklet about the great flood.
WWVA Wheeling
20th Anniversary
Souvenir Album.
WWVA Wheeling,  WV Jamboree 20th Anniversary album
(Different printing)
WWVA Wheeling
Family Album

1950 - Second Version of the 1950 booklet
WWVA Wheeling WV Album 1950. WWVA 50th Anniversary Album
Wheeling West Virginia.
WWVA Wheeling, WV 10th Anniversary Family Album from 1936
WWVA 30th Anniversary 1926 - 1956 <center><h2>* Profile of WWVA's first 25 Years *</h2><hr>Wheling west Virginia<br>The Friendly Voice<br>From Out of the Hills of West Virginia<br>Staff Studios Transmitter photos<br> WWVA in Wheeling
20th Anniversary 
WWVA Jamboree country music show album from 1969
WWVA 1950 Station album  WWVA Wheeling WV 25th anniversary album The WKSR Story. History of this Pulaski, TN station.
WTAR Norfolk VA WTAR Norfolk, VA
1941 Station album
WTAR Norfolk VA WTAR Norfolk, VA
1941 Station album
The "Grand Ole Opry" is WSM's heritage show. Here is a 1952 souvenir booklet,
Asheville, NC
1945 Personalities Album.
WSM Nashville Grand Ole Opry souvenir booklet Louisville Magazine.
40 page feature on the radio and TV in Louisville, KY
Richmond, VA

25th anniversary album.
WARL Arlington 1947 photo album WMMN
Fairmont, W. Va.

Family Album from 1941
WSLS Roanoke, VA Going Forward with Radio booklet from 1948 WLAC Nashville
"Radio Personalities"
 1939 Station Album
WCMS Norfolk VA early country station. One issue of station magazine
WBT Charlotte
25th Anniversary    
Courtesy of Jerry Clegg
WRVA Richmond
25th Anniversary 
Courtesy of Jerry Clegg
WRVA Richmond
50th Anniversary
Courtesy of Jerry Clegg
Atlanta, GA

"Going Forward with Radio"
Orlando Florida
1230 AM
1942 Station Album
WZGC Atlanta sales brochure from the 80's includes a market profile. WAPI Birmingham AL 60th anniversary album from 1982 WGAA Cedartown GA 1981 40th anniversary.
WSPA, Spartanburg, SC "Going Forward with Radio" post-W.W. II booklet KWKH Shreveport 25th anniversary booklet Louisville Magazine. 40 page feature on the radio and TV in Louisville, KY
  MIDWEST - Eastern Great Lakes Region - OH IN MI
WWJ Detroit
Birthplace of Broadcasting
Beginning in August, 1920
WBBM Radio Log
1928 booklet
"This is
WJR Detroit"
1939 picture album
WOWO Ft. Wayne, IN
1939 station album with staff and facilities photos.
Akron, Ohio.
1935 program schedule and station brochure
Columbus, Ohio
"Television Album"
Cleveland Ohio
1970 small
Columbus, OH
1939 Album
Evansville, IN
1949 Album
Ft. Wayne, IN.
Hoosier Hop
Network Radio Show
WLW "The Nation's Station" booklet and station log Behind the Scenes at WLW. 30's era booklet from the Nation's Station in Ohio WKMH Dearborn / Detroit Station Album. "Detroit's most powerful Independent"
WADC Akron, OH
Collection of 4 different flyers and brochures.
"A Trip Through WLW" The world's most powerful broadcasting station.   WJR 50th Anniversary Detroit, MI
WTOD 1560 AM Toledo OH post-W.W. II station album. WJIM Radio & TV Lansing, MI annual shareholder report for 1957 WTOL station album from 1939 when station was just one year old.
WJR Detroit, MI. Book of Personalities from the 30's W 45 D
FM in Detroit
1945 "What is FM" booklet
WGL Ft. Wayne, IN album from 1947
WLW 500,000 watt transmitter site tour 1981  WLW 50th Anniversary Special Edition of Broadcasting.
WGAR Cleveland album from 1947.
WHOT South Bend, IN album from 1947 WJEF Grand Rapids 1947 Station Album  WJR Detroit The Goodwill Station picture album from 1948
WGBF and WEOA Evansville, IN pre-duopoly rule station album 1939. WWOK Flint Michigan 1947 Station Album WGAR Cleveland, OH 1938 album for this important CBS station.
WCMR Elkhart, IN station album and cookbook WKBN, Youngstown, OH album from 1939 WVXU Xavier University. Complete book detailing station history.
  MIDWEST - Western Great Lakes Region - WI IL
WJJD Personalities
Chicago radio station booklet from 1940
WMBI Chicago
Moody Bible Institute Commemorative booklet
WGN Chicago
1996 Yearbook, a picture album of radio and TV.
"A Trip Through the Janesville Gazette and Radio Station WCLO"
Janesville, WI.
WGN Radio & TV
Chicago, IL

"The Wonderful World of WGN" from the 1960's.
6-page fold-out
WTMJ Radio & TV
Milwaukee, WI.
Milwaukee Journal "Behind the Scenes" booklet from 1952 with radio and TV included.
The Story of WMAQ
Chicago IL
Homewood, IL
Chicago, IL
1925 booklet featuring personalities.
WEKZ, Monroe,  WI
1953 Family Radio Album
National Barn Dance Program brochure
WEKZ, Monroe,  WI
1953 Family Radio Album
Portsmouth, OH
1954 Album
La Grange, IL
1954 Album
Kalamazoo, MI
1947 station album
WBBW Youngstown, OH
1955 album.
Bay City, MI
1940 Personality Album
WBNS, Columbus, Ohio. 25th Anniversary booklet from 1949
WHBY Green Bay
History of the station as presented in a Master's thesis.
WMBD Peoria, IL station personality album from 1938 WKOW Madison, WI. 1948 "Moving Forward with Radio" illustrated booklet
WBKB Chicago
"Looking Ahead with Television". from Chicago's pioneer TV station.
WEKZ Monroe WI AM & FM 10th anniversary album 1961. WJJD Chicago album from 1940
WBBM Radio Log from 1929 WTAQ St Norberts College
Green Bay 1936
WBBM brochure from 1928 with radio log post-FRC
Chicago Tribune Radio Station special edition March 1979. WTAQ
Green Bay, Wisconsin
station album 1940's
WENR Chicago souvenir book 1930 (Shared time with WLS)
WMBI and WDLM Chicago 1945 station prayer booklet WBBM Chicago booklet from 1930 including radio
log / station listings
WLS Family Album 1932 with station log.
WEBH Chicago, Illinois The Voice of the Great Lakes WLW's "Your Morning Matinee" from 1946. An album for the listeners of "The Nation's Station" morning show. WBBM
1927 Chicago station picture album and radio logbook.
WLS 1928
Album from
Sears, Roebuck "World's Largest Store"
WOK Homewood, IL (Chicago) 1922 brochure. WMBD, Peoria, IL album from 1939
  MIDWEST - Northern Plains States -  MN ND SD
WCCO Minneapolis
80th Anniversary
WCCO's Cedric
It celebraties 25 years on the air. Approximately 1965
KEYD Minneapolis
1949 "The American Way" promotional brochure.
WCCO Good Neighbor to the Northwest 1924 to 1974 anniversary book. WCCO 25th Anniversary booklet 1929 WCCO The First Forty
The history of this  Minneapolis station.
Cedric Adams Album from the mid-50's.
WCCO Minneapolis personality and newspaperman.
"A Day Behind the Dial with WCCO"
Booklet from this Minneapolis, MN station.
WCCO Minneapolis 60th Anniversary commemorative book.
Fargo, ND
1936 Talent Album
WDAY Fargo, ND station album from 1939 WNAX Yankton SD. The big coverage farm station.   
WNAX Yankton, SD 1929 station souvenir booklet and photo album. WNAX Album 8th Anniversary 1929 KSTP St Paul / Minneapolis MN Family Album courtesy of John Schneider
  MIDWEST - Central Plains States - NE IA
WOW Omaha, NE
1935 commemorative booklet for 5 kw power increase
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Undated from around 1949
Very early FM and daytime AM
WHO Des Moines Picture Album from 1938 WHO Barn Dance Frolic picture book
1936-1937 season.
WHO - Iowa's Only Clear Channel station. Late 30's booklet.
Keystone Barn Dance Programs  as broadcast on WHO, WLS and in Kentucky Take a Trip Thru WHO - 1940 Station Tour  WKBB Dubuque, Iowa Late 40's
with WDBQ FM.
20's era station brochure for KFNF Shenandoah Iowa KFNF
Shenandoah, IA
Souvenir &
Picture Book from late 20's (plus station photos).
Muscatine, IA Souvenir booklet and log book.
Omaha, NE
1940 Station
KFKX Hastings NE. 1923-28 mid-America repeater for KDKA and owned by Westinghouse KSO
Des Moines
1947 Album
KMA Shenandoah, IA special booklet describing the Mayfair auditorium and live studio KMA 1926 Farm Station from Shenandoah, IA  KMA Shenandoah, IA guide for tour visitors to May Seed and KMA Radio.
Sioux City, IA.
1948 station
WOC Davenport, IA "A Personally Conducted Visit" KMMJ Clay Center, NE collection of items from 1929.
WSUI Iowa City
Small brochure about this NPR station
KDTH Barn Dance Album. Dubuque IA from the late 40's. WMT Cedar Rapids, IA, 40th anniversary 1962
Independence MO Program Schedule from 1924 for this LDS owned station
Springfield, MO
1940 station album from legal duopoly days! 
KFKB Milford KS
The original Doc Brinkley "goat gland" station.
Dallas, TX
1948 album
Amarillo, TX
Radio Personalities album from 1939
  Counting Stars and Kilocycles
WFAA 25th Anniversary.
WKY Oklahoma City
Air Castle of the Southwest album from 1940
KMAC and KISS (FM) in San Antonio published this Going Ahead With Radio booklet around 1947 KBTV Ch 8 Dallas (now WFAA) early station album
<center><h2>*    Profile of a major 30's Radio Station    -*</h2><hr>WHB Kansas City 1933<br> A photo profile of the station<br>Local Programs and Hosts<br>shows the large staff and complex format<br> of a local radio station with live programming<br>This 68 page brochure gives great insight<br>into the nature of broadcasting at that time<br> WHB in 1933
A profile
of a major
30's radio station
WBAP KGKO WFAA Album from the 40's. <center><h2>*    Profile of KMBC 1932    *</h2><hr>Kansas City<br> Another photo profile of a major station<br>Local Programs and Hosts<br>This brochure portrays a station <br>in commercial radio's second decade.<br> KMBC in 1930. Another classic radio profile
WIBW Topeka KS Album KTSA
San Antonio, T
1947 Program Guide and station album.
WFAA Early Bird album from 1952
KFDI Wichita 10th Anniversary Booklet KWK St Louis album from 1941 KFJZ Ft Worth, TX album from 1941
KSD St Louis
1922 booklet about establishment of station.
KFAB Lincoln Nebraska in 1940 (prior to move). Big album with many pics. A real P&L Statement from a small OK station from the 1980's
KFDI, ABC in Wichita, KS station album from 1951 with network shows. KYOK Houston Sales brochure from 1982 KWTO & KGBX 1940 album for this Springfield, MO duopoly
KRLD Dallas & Gus Foster. Station pictorial with talent profiles KSD St Louis
1922 booklet about establishment of station.
KFDI Wichita 20th Anniversary Album.
San Francisco

Radio Defense Manual
San Francisco

News Style Book
KFI Los Angeles
Promotional brochure with program schedule
KCNA Tucson, AZ, from the late 1940's. KSL Salt Lake City, UT
"It's the bounce that counts" brochure on new studio acoustics.
San Diego, CA

"Going Forward with Radio" from later
WW II years.
KXL, Portland OR
"Going Forward with Radio" album from late 40's
KNAC, LA's metal station's 6th anniversary album KFRC San Francisco, CA. Post-W.W. II "Going Forward" brochure for this Don Lee Net station.
KCBQ San Diego album from 1949. CBS Affiliate. KPTV Portland, OR.
"First Commercial UHF"
KMED Medford, OR. First 50 years. 1972 booklet.
KSFO San Francisco 1946 station album
Courtesy of John Schneider
KSFO San Francisco. 1942 station album.
Courtesy of John Schneider
KHJ Boss Radio in LA. First Anniversary booklet 1966
KGW Portland
Personalities in all dayparts and full 7 day programs from 1945
KGO & KPO San Francisco, CA pamphlet with "Public Service Features" KTNQ music chart and mini poster from the Top 40 days!
KING Seattle Going Forward with Radio post-War booklet.
Courtesy of John Schneider
KNAK Salt Lake City, UT. 1956 post-War album. KOL Seattle station magazine from 1934
San Francisco, CA Radio's Riches Sales Brochure
KFAR Fairbanks, AK. 1939 album published when station went on the air. KROY Sacramento, CA 1948 station album.
Courtesy of John Schneider
KTNQ KLVE Los Angeles 1995 Sales Brochure KMED Medford, OR,
50th anniversary
KUSK TV Prescott AZ sale prospectus from 1993
  Canada & International
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
Station booklet
Antenna Country
HCJB Quito Ecuador
Landers 1972
CKRC Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Early 50's station album
CKLW Windsor, ON
(Detroit, MI)
1941 album
CFAM Altona, Manitoba.
50th anniversary commemorative booklet
2GB Sydney
The Theosophical Broadcasting station
XER, Villa Acuña, México. The "Doc Brinkley station" which ran 500 kw to promote the doctor's clinic. Yank Radio Bangalore, an Armed Forces station in India in 1946
The HLKX Story
A missionary radio station in Korea.
Radio Prague 65th anniversary album from this Czech radio station. CFCF Montréal
Canadian Marconi Company
1940's album
CJOM Windsor, Ontario, Canada album from the 70's
Radio Sarawak.  Borneo.
1957 commemorative booklet
CFRB Toronto
10th Anniversary 1937
CKRC, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada album circa. 1950
About Radio Caroline - A 1965 booklet about the British pirate station. Radio Caroline and Its Stars. 1965 booklet about Caroline and the pop music it broadcast Radio Caroline Annual from 1965. Station book with the year's events in pictures.