WOS Radio Reunion and Fiddling Championship

 

Credits for the WOS Radio Reunion and Fiddling Championship

Many people have encouraged the development of this project and /or contributed their talents and resources to this program and the research for the exhibit. 

WOS Radio Reunion and Fiddling Championship

Charles Walden, Project Director and Principal Investigator

Martin Shay, Site Administrator, Missouri State Museum, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Howard Marshall, Director, Missouri Cultural Heritage Center, University of Missouri-Columbia

Barry Bergey, Special Projects Coordinator, Missouri Cultural Heritage Center

Logo Design: Spencer Galloway

Contest Administrator: Bill Shull

Master of Ceremonies: Kenneth "Polly" Burre

Contest Judges: Lyman Enloe, Nolan Boone, Virgil Smith

Sound: Bill Rogers and John Thorne

Watch Our State: A History of Radio Station WOS (exhibit)

Research and Text by Charles Walden

Design by Bill Fannin, Missouri State Museum

Constructed by the staff of the Missouri State Museum, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Special Thanks to Mike Everman, Information Specialist, Missouri Cultural Heritage Center and R. P. Christeson, fiddle tune collector and author

Reunion participants:

Nolan Boone, Mexico, MO; Virgil Smith, Montgomery City, MO; Lyman Enloe, Kansas City, KS; E. S. Miller, Fulton, MO; Guy Craighead, Fulton, MO; Nile Wilson, Bucklin, MO; J. A. Gilmore, Jefferson City, MO; W. O. Hickam, Jamestown, MO.

We are especially indebted to Paul Deming, former staff member of the Missouri Arts Council and Betty Wilson of Columbia, Missouri, for their support of this program.

The WOS Radio Reunion and Fiddling Championship is a program commemorating State Marketing Bureau Radio Station WOS which broadcast from studios located in the Dome of the State Capitol from 1922 to 1933. The event is also a tribute to practitioners of the old-time fiddler's art, both living and deceased, for their diligence in preserving and encouraging an essential ingredient in Missouri's cultural heritage.

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