Utah History to Go
Media Development in Weber County
From War to war


World War I and Utah
Utah's Capitols
Herbert S. Auerbach, Renaissance Man
Utah's "Ugly Duckling" Salt Flats
Publicizing Bryce Canyon
The Last Indian Uprising
Home Industry 20th Century Style
Some 80 Utah Nurses Served in World War I
World War I Heroine Maud Fitch Lived in Eureka, Utah
Mexican Families and the Sugar Industry in Garland
The Development of Zion National Park
The Twenties
Artist John Held, Jr. Created Cultural Icons, 1920's
Media Development in Weber County
Silent Films Intrigued & Occasionally Offended
Coal Production Amid the Wars
Sheep Fueled 1920's Economy
Military Installations
Boxcars and Section Houses
Jack Dempsey Loved Fighting, Mining, and Cowboying
Radio in Utah Began in May 1922 on Station KZN
The Cigarette Ban of the 19020's Caused an Uproar
Prohibition Failed to Stop the Liquor Flow in Utah
Lawyer Ran For President on the Farmer-Labor Ticket
George Sutherland Served on the U.S. Supreme Court
Alice Stratton Feared and Made Fun of "Kaiser Bill"
Klansmen at a Funeral and a Terrible Lynching
President Harding's 1923 Visit to Utah
Growing Crops For the Cannery
Dinosaur National Monument
The Fathers of Capitol Reef National Park
Ogden's the Bigelow-Preserves a Historic Area
Philo T. Farnsworth's Invention
The Beginnings of Commerical Aviation
The White Book Road Guide
The Great Depression
Depression Memories
"Even Grasshoppers Were Starving" During Drought
New Deal Agencies Built 233 Buildings in Utah
"Alphabet" Agencies in Utah County
The Civilian Conservation Corps Was a Boon to Utah
The Civilian Conservation Corps
Marriner S. Eccles Helped Design FDR's New Deal
Reed Smoot and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, 1930
Reed Smoot & America's Natural Resources, 1903-33
Children in the 1930's Hoped to Become Nurses & Pilots
Arches National Monument
A Labor Inspector During the Great Depression
Clean Clothes Blowing in the Breeze
Utah's Rosies in the War
Garfield County Airport Has Unusual Hangar
Marie Ogden Led Spiritual Group in San Juan County
Uinta Basin Group Trekked to the 1933 World's Fair
Helen Hofmann Bertagnole-"Utah's Queen of Swing"
World War II in Utah
How Trains Helped Win a War
The War Effort at Home
Topaz Relocation Center
Topaz: Japanese American Interned in UT During WWII
Japanese Agricultural Colony at Keetley
Utahn Survives the Attack at Pearl Harbor
The USS Salt Lake City Made History
Utah Naval Officer Died a Hero's Death at Pearl Harbor
Rhymes Filled Children's Autograph Books
Utah's Rosies Upshot
Women Workers and Housing Issues
World War II Claimed the Lives of Four Utah Brothers
Richard C. Roberts and Richard W. Sadler
History of Weber County

The twentieth century saw some major developments in the media. In 1920 the Ogden Standard and the Ogden Examiner were consolidated into the Ogden Standard-Examiner. Frank Cannon founded the Ogden Standard in 1888; and William Glasmann joined him in 1892. The Morning Examiner was first established by Glasmann family money with Frank Francis as editor; in 1911 it was sold to a group of Utah businessmen headed by J.U. Eldredge, Jr. Eldredge became the Examiner's general manager, and he ran the paper until 1920 when the two papers were consolidated. After the consolidation, which made Ogden a one-newspaper town, Abraham Lincoln Glasmann operated the paper. The two papers had operated out of two downtown buildings; but, following the merger, they moved into the Kiesel Building. The paper later moved to its headquarters on 23rd Street, which was the old National Guard Armory building.

Another means of public communication in Weber County in the period was the development of the radio industry. Radio broadcasting started in Utah with the KZN (which later became KSL) station making its debut on 6 May 1922. Other stations soon followed in Salt Lake City and other cities in the state. Ogden's first stations were KDZL in 1922, KFPC in 1923, and KFUR and KFWA in 1924. Only KFUR survived the first "hectic decade," and in the early 1930s A.L. "Abe" Glasmann, owner of the Ogden Standard-Examiner, helped KFUR financially through the hard times and changed the call letters to KLO. Glasmann established the Interstate Broadcasting Corporation as the parent organization to KLO in 1934 and hired son-in-law George Hatch to manage the Ogden station in 1941. Other radio stations including KOPP and KVOG were established after World War II.

Several individuals born in Weber County had an impact on radio and television development. Earl J. Glade was a pioneer in building the KSL empire and was also elected mayor of Salt Lake City. Rolfe Peterson, one-time student body president at Weber College, became a broadcaster at KLO and participated in 1939 in the first television program of the college presented in Salt Lake City. Peterson later went on to become a radio announcer and television personality in the San Francisco area. Douglas Stringfellow worked as an announcer at KLO for a period of time before his involvement in politics. Utah radio and television personalities Roy Gibson and Paul James, both graduates of Ogden High School, had a great impact on Utah broadcasting. Len Allen has had perhaps the longest stint as an announcer at KLO, beginning his career in 1947 and continuing his career to the present.


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Statehood & the Progressive Era
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