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Ty Wansley, former STLer and Chicago radio host, dies at 63

Ty Wansley, former STLer and Chicago radio host, dies at 63

Wansley lived in Hillsboro and worked at local stations in 1970s.

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'Laugh-In' announcer Gary Owens starred at WIL in 1950s,

'Laugh-In' announcer Gary Owens starred at WIL in 1950s,

Baritone announcer died Thursday at age of 80

February 14, 2015 10:45 am Photos

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STL media historian pens book about local advertising

STL media historian pens book about local advertising

Frank Absher adds to STL Media Foundation's library

November 18, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Couple, teenage son injured as fire engulfs home in Compton Heights neighborhood

Couple, teenage son injured as fire engulfs home in Compton Heights neighborhood

The fire broke out at about 10:45 p.m. Monday.

November 18, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Cuba

Cuba

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

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Cuba

Cuba

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

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Cuba

Cuba

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…

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Cuba

Cuba

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…

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Cuba

Cuba

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

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Cuba

Cuba

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…

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Cuba

Cuba

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

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KMOX book lauded by STL County history group

KMOX book lauded by STL County history group

History by Frank Absher picked as 'book of the year'

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Former STL jock Bill Bailey dies

Former STL jock Bill Bailey dies

Worked at local stations in 1960s, 1970s

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STL radio star Anne Keefe still airwaving

STL radio star Anne Keefe still airwaving

Former KMOX standout will guest on New York radio

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STL media site gets upgrade

STL media site gets upgrade

More information available on radio, TV, print in STL

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New book looks at STL radio, TV history

New book looks at STL radio, TV history

Waves historian Frank Absher writes around vintage photos

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Check out old air-check tapes from KXOK

Check out old air-check tapes from KXOK

Sounds of the STL's "Big 630"

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Another KXOK 'Voice of God' silenced

Another KXOK 'Voice of God' silenced

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.

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