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Launched in the Height of the Depression, a Radio Station Carried Ozarkers Through

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A classic Ozarks radio station, KWTO, was all about its charismatic, on-air personalities. The station offered rural-flavored old-time songs, Western swing, and pioneer music, and it launched in 1933. In this podcast, host Jim Baker talks with Ozarks historian Ed McKinney and radio broadcast historian Wayne Glenn on what the call letters KWTO stand for and the impact the station has had on the region over the generations.

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