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Legislation #: 150340 Introduction Date: 5/14/2015
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, SHARP, HILL, CURLS, CIRCO, FORD, MARCASON, TAYLOR, WAGNER, DAVIS AND JAMES, JR.
Title: Congratulating Radio Station KPRS and the Carter Family on the occasion of its 65th Anniversary.

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5/5/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/14/2015 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 150340

 

Congratulating Radio Station KPRS and the Carter Family on the occasion of its 65th Anniversary.

 

WHEREAS, Radio Station KPRS was founded 65 years ago in Kansas City by Andrew “Skip” Carter; and

 

WHEREAS, KPRS AM became the second African-American owned radio station in the country and the first African-American owned radio station west of the Mississippi; and

 

WHEREAS, the station has been locally and nationally recognized for its contributions to the Kansas City community and the broadcast industry; and

 

WHEREAS, Andrew Skip Carter was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame (Chicago, Illinois) in 1995 and the Missouri Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame (Branson, Missouri) in 2014; and

 

WHEREAS, KPRS has received several nominations and awards for excellence in community service from the National Association of Broadcasters’ Crystal Radio Awards (1995, 2003) and Marconi Awards for Urban Station of the Year (2003, 2004); and

 

WHEREAS, the station has been owned and operated from its inception in 1950 by the Carter family who remain prominent business and civic leaders in our community to this day, and continue to serve the people of Kansas City; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate KPRS and the Carter Family on the occasion of its 65th Anniversary; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Carmen, Michael L., David, Christopher “Rod”, Michael A., Robinson, Alexander, Caroline and Ebony Carter.

 

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