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KMOX Music Collection

This collection consists of the music library, original and stock arrangements assembled by St. Louis radio station KMOX (CBS) during the period (1930s-1940s) when the station maintained a studio orchestra. In addition to the orchestra of 35 musicians, the station employed three professional arrangers, several copyists and a librarian. The collection as received contains some 48,195 titles, including orchestral, concert, and special arrangements, and a large group of twentieth-century sheet music. The KMOX collection was a gift to Lovejoy Library from the station, and is accompanied by the original card index.

Dave Bittner and His KMOX Radio Orchestra, circa 1930.

Dave Bittner and His KMOX Radio Orchestra, circa 1930.

Standing, Left To Right : Dave Bittner - Director, violin; T. Ted Schiffer - drums; Porter Brown - banjo; Unknown - sousaphone

Seated, Left To Right : ? Halbman - tenor saxophone; ? Halbman - clarinet; ? Halbman - alto saxophone; Joe Carrione - trumpet; Ollie Burger - trumpet; Ted Hunt - trombone; Unknown - organ

KMOX Popular Sheet Music Digital Collection

KMOX Pop Sheet Music Titles (in alphabetical order)

KMOX, The Voice of St. Louis

St. Louis Public Library Media Archives: Radio


If you have questions or comments, about this collection, please contact Therese Dickman, Fine Arts Librarian / Associate Professor, Lovejoy Library, at tdickma@siue.edu or call 618-650-2695