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John Kiesewetter and the End of an Era

December 15, 2014 9:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The forced retirement of John Kiesewetter from the Cincinnati Enquirer marks an end of an era that traces back to the beginnings of broadcasting. John had been at the newspaper since 1975 and was always an enthusiastic supporter of history-minded projects and efforts, including those of Media Heritage. His encouragement... Continue Reading »

Signal Oil, sponsor of the CBS radio show, The Whistler

Whatever Happened to Signal Oil?

July 27, 2014 6:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Signal Gasoline Company was founded in 1922 by Samuel B. Mosher, a farmer. What started as just a gasoline business quickly evolved to include products like grease and oil in 1928. These changes caused “Signal Gasoline Company” to become “Signal Gas and Oil”. In 1931 Signal and Standard Oil began... Continue Reading »

Linda Hern, Ruth Lyons' niece, with a portrait of Candy Newman, Ruth Lyons' daughter

Remembering Candy Newman

April 27, 2014 9:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Recently, Media Heritage’s Mike Martini embarked on a road trip to the St. Louis area to visit Linda Lupton Hern and accept the gift of a portrait of Candy Newman. Cincinnati radio and television fans certainly remember Ruth Lyons—perhaps the most influential local broadcaster of the 20th century. Candy Newman... Continue Reading »

Mary Wood, Cincinnati Post's radio critic

Mary Wood Centennial

January 21, 2014 11:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In a previous post, we mentioned the centennial of the birth of beloved Cincinnati vocalist Ruby Wright but Ruby wasn't the only one to enter the world in January 1914 because on the 19th of that month, Mary Wood was born. For folks outside of Greater Cincinnati, the name might... Continue Reading »

Ruby Wright, a Cincinnati vocalist who appeared on WLWT, WSAI, WLW and recorded on King and Columbia Records

Ruby Wright, Cincinnati Vocalist

January 11, 2014 2:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s hard to believe that popular Cincinnati vocalist Ruby Wright passed away ten years ago this year. It’s perhaps even more difficult that today marks the centennial of her birth. One-hundred years ago, on January 8, 1914, Ruby Wright was born in Anderson, Indiana. Destined for a career in show... Continue Reading »