Cowtown Jubilee (KCMO)
The Cowtown Jubilee aired over 50,000 watt radio station KCMO out of Kansas
City, Missouri. From an article in 1953, we estimate the show
started sometime in 1950 as they had mentioned it had been on the air for three
The emcee for the show was Dal Stallard, a disc jockey for KCMO at the time.
Helping him out at times were Hoby Shepp, who was the producer of the show
and also the band leader of the "Cowtown Wranglers". Singer-composer, Milt Dickey
could also lend a hand with the announcing chores.
The Cowtown Jubilee had a mix of the regular cast members along with guest
stars and amateur talent. Before each show, the "Talent Quest" - a contest
for budding stars would have a chance to try out there talents.
The show was held every Saturday night at the Ivanhoe Temple in Kansas City,
Missouri (at the corner of Linwood and Prospect), where had seating
accommodations for 1,828 attendees.
The show was said to be four and a half hours long, but there is no indication
if the full length of the show was broadcast over the air.
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