KORC 1140 On Your Dial

Description:

A picture of a KORC-KBS Microphone--"1140 on your dial" is shown here.
Mineral Wells' radio history dates back to the 1930's when Mr. Hal Collins, owner of the Crazy Hotel, began sponsoring broadcasts originating in the hotel lobby. The radio station was founded and owned by Mr. Achilles Corcanges, and aired its first broadcast on December 5, 1946.
Radio station KMWT-FM began broadcasting from Mineral Wells in 1970. The broadcasts were aired nationwide, at noon daily, over the Texas Quality Network. It advertised Crazy Water Crystals. Both stations' call letters were changed in 1983 to KJAS-AM and KYXS-FM.
Many show business luminaries appeared on the shows. For instance, Mary Martin of Weatherford began her singing/acting career here.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Creation Date: 1946
Partner(s):
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection(s):
A. F. Weaver Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 209
Past 30 days: 7
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1946
  • Digitized: 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

A picture of a KORC-KBS Microphone--"1140 on your dial" is shown here.
Mineral Wells' radio history dates back to the 1930's when Mr. Hal Collins, owner of the Crazy Hotel, began sponsoring broadcasts originating in the hotel lobby. The radio station was founded and owned by Mr. Achilles Corcanges, and aired its first broadcast on December 5, 1946.
Radio station KMWT-FM began broadcasting from Mineral Wells in 1970. The broadcasts were aired nationwide, at noon daily, over the Texas Quality Network. It advertised Crazy Water Crystals. Both stations' call letters were changed in 1983 to KJAS-AM and KYXS-FM.
Many show business luminaries appeared on the shows. For instance, Mary Martin of Weatherford began her singing/acting career here.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): radio stations | microphones
Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AWO_0235N
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth16268
Resource Type: Artwork
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public