editor's pick PhotoFiles: Radio days in Lincoln Dec 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Radio in all its forms dates back more than a century and has a long history in Lincoln. Middle Earth Buy Now Sue Tidball and Larry Doerr host their radio call-in show, Middle Earth, Sunday nights from 10-11:30 on KLMS in 1974. Radio means a lot of things to a lot of people. We hope to address all of them in this edition of PhotoFiles. Journal Star file photo On the Horn Buy Now Lincoln Amateur Radio Club member Bruce Colgrove calls out to anyone listening in 1980. Journal Star file photo 'Lincoln calling the world. Come in please.' Buy Now Lincoln Amateur Radio Club operators "ham it up" in a contest with operators throughout North America at an annual field day designed to test emergency preparedness in 1981. Journal Star file photo All Weather, All the Time Buy Now Orval Jurgena sits at the controls of Lincoln's first weather-band station in 1979. WXM-20 was part of a then-new effort by the National Weather Service to provide up-to-the-minute weather information 24 hours a day nationwide. Journal Star file photo Portable Buy Now Today, you can fit all the media in the world in your pocket with a smartphone. If you wanted radio on the go in 1965, you had to have a specially made hat. Journal Star file photo Collection Buy Now Randy King shows off his impressive collection of vintage and novelty radios in his home before showcasing them at Old Time Radio Days in Nebraska City in the 1990s. Journal Star file photo X103 Buy Now This billboard in 1979 tells Lincolnites exactly where to tune for music. Journal Star file photo Doesn't it, though? Buy Now This 1979 billboard screams out from the golden age of soft rock's past. Let's hope it stays that way. Journal Star file photo Simply the Best Buy Now Best rock is clearly better than soft rock. The sign says so. Journal Star file photo Life Itself Buy Now Remember this billboard from 1979? Was your life better for it? Journal Star file photo Long Live Timmo Buy Now KTGL, 92.9 the Eagle's Joe Skar and Timmo bring the classic hits in 1996. Timmo started on the Eagle in 1991 and is still on that station today, 24 years later. Journal Star file photo Playtime Buy Now Laurie Rutmanis (left), Cathi Kendra and Joan Swanson broadcast "Playtime," the only children's radio show in Lincoln in 1979. The show used to air on Lincoln's community radio station, KZUM, on Sunday afternoons. Journal Star file photo Conversation Starters Buy Now Hosts Jane and Collie converse together on their radio show in 1996. The file photo in our archives did not include a name for the show. Do you remember what it was? Journal Star file photo Aeriola Jr. Buy Now The very first consumer-priced home radio was the unfortunately named Aeriola Jr., unveiled in 1921. Journal Star file photo Aerials in the Sky Buy Now Lincoln Amateur Radio Club member Dave Whitworth makes an adjustment in the temporary antenna farm set up just north of the Nebraska Emergency Operations Center on North 14th Street for National Field Day for ham radio operators in 1994. Journal Star file photo Antenna Farm Buy Now Dozens of antennas fill the field near this radio monitoring station outside of Grand Island in 1930. Journal Star file photo Ham at Home Buy Now Traffic Manager Tom Boydston makes a daily roll call of 125 radio amateurs identified with the state's 75-meter Phone Band in 1953. His impressive rig is set up in his home. Journal Star file photo Double Ham Buy Now Bill Schauer (left) and Evan Nitz give road directions from a temporary station to citizens' band radio enthusiasts arriving for a two-day jamboree sponsored by the Lincoln Metro CB Radio Club in 1968. As many as 5,000 people showed up for the event. Journal Star file photo Reaching Out Buy Now A ham radio operator calls out from his home in 1978. Journal Star file photo Do it Yourself Buy Now Ray Klone, of Lincoln, inquires into purchasing his own CB at a sale in 1968. Journal Star file photo The Interview Buy Now Stacen Goodlett (left) and Miah Gillander interview Vonnie Murphy for KZUM in 1996. Journal Star file photo DJs take weird photos Buy Now The hits may come and go over time, but one thing on the radio is always the same: DJs take weird photos. KFRX morning DJs Kristi London and Andy Vaughn illustrate this point in 1996. Journal Star file photo 10-4 Buy Now 10-4, good buddies. It's time for this operator to keep movin' on down the road. Thanks for checking out this edition of PhotoFiles. Journal Star file photo Tags Radio Photofiles Local-history Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Most Popular Police: Lincoln woman bilked 'sugar daddy' out of $98K in string of lies Steven M. 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