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Cowtown Jubilee
Kansas City, MO
Year Started:  1950

KCMO 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 years.

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.

Credits & Sources
  • Cowboy Songs No.28; September 1953, American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

Balin' Wire Bob Strack

Sons Of The Golden West

Neal Burris

Hobie Shep

Elmo Linn

Jimmy Dallas

Don Sullivan

Skeets Cross

Peggy Clark

Milt Dickey


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