OPT Documentaries

KWTO-Legendary Live Country Radio

Special | 59m  | Video has closed captioning.

As radio blossomed in the early twentieth century, one local station in Springfield, Missouri quickly became an epicenter for homegrown musical talent, and a major influence on country music in America. From its first broadcast on Christmas Day in 1933, KWTO’s popularity and focus on live music helped launch the careers of many famous musicians, and was the driving force behind country music.

Aired: 01/27/22

Rating: NR

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