Wansley lived in Hillsboro and worked at local stations in 1970s.
Baritone announcer died Thursday at age of 80
Frank Absher adds to STL Media Foundation's library
The fire broke out at about 10:45 p.m. Monday.
The St. Louis-based newspaper, printed in both English and Spanish, touted the benefits of trade between the Midwest and Mexico.
Drivers on every one of Cuba's rural roads will encounter horse carts. There's even the occasional cart pulled by an ox. Well-worn dirt paths on both sides of the paved roads are evidence of the many horses still ridden by people in the agricultural areas. Photo by Frank Absher
Trinidad, a small town, has streets of cobblestones, even in residential areas. In the hot summer there is very little outdoor activity during the daylight hours. Photo by Frank Absher
What was once a retail strip teeming with shops is now devoid of any evidence of commerce. Under the communist regime, in which the government "owns" everything, there are no signs advertising anything and no retail competition. These buildings now serve as residences to extended families. P…
Vintage car lovers visiting Cuba will suffer sensory overload. The streets are filled with 1950's U.S.-made cars, all now running with diesel engines. The U.S. embargo has prevented sales of newer cars, and few people would have the money to buy them. Instead, creative mechanics and body wor…
In the heart of Santa Clara, Parque Vidal provides a setting for families to relax on a Sunday afternoon. In spite of the tranquil scene, the front facing of an adjacent hotel still shows the bullet holes from the Cuban revolution in the late 1950s. . Photo by Frank Absher
The village of Trinidad in south central Cuba is over 500 years old, and sights like this are quite common, even in the heart of the village on a Saturday afternoon. But there's always a background of music wafting from the doors of local cantinas, where a visitor may find a two- or three-pi…
A view of a busy street near the capitol in Havana shows no sign of motorized vehicles. The few shops that are open for business are owned and operated by the government, including ration shops where residents turn in their ration tickets for staples. Photo by Frank Absher
History by Frank Absher picked as 'book of the year'
Worked at local stations in 1960s, 1970s
Former KMOX standout will guest on New York radio
More information available on radio, TV, print in STL
Waves historian Frank Absher writes around vintage photos
Sounds of the STL's "Big 630"
Radio announcer Steven B. Stevens — one of the KXOK newsmen in the mid-1960s who were known as the "Voice of God" announcers — died Saturday in Ohio.