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KMOX

KMOX is a commercial AM radio station in St. Louis, Missouri. Owned by Entercom, it is a 50,000 watt Class A clear-channel station with a non-directional signal; the KMOX studios and offices are on Olive Street at Tucker Boulevard in the Park Pacific Building in St. Louis. KMOX refers to itself as "NewsRadio 1120 - The Voice of St. Louis." It is considered the first U. S. station to program all talk shows around the clock. KMOX's transmitter is located off Route 162 in Illinois. With a good radio, KMOX's nighttime signal can be heard in most of the Central United States and into Mexico and Canada, its daytime signal provides at least secondary coverage to most of Eastern Missouri, much of Southern Illinois. KMOX broadcasts in the HD Radio format; the station is heard on the KEZK's HD3 subchannel. Along with WSDZ, KMOX is responsible for the activation of the Greater St. Louis Emergency Alert System for hazardous weather, disaster declarations, etc. and is the EAS primary entry point for eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.

KMOX airs a talk radio format in weekday afternoon drive time. Middays it carries the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh Show with local talk hosts Charlie Brennan heard in late mornings and Mark Reardon in early afternoons. In the evening, the station airs sports. At night, local host Ryan Wrecker is heard, followed by two syndicated shows, "Our American Stories with Lee Habeeb" and "America in the Morning." On weekend mornings, all-news blocks start the schedule, followed by programs on money, car repair, home improvement and old time radio dramas and comedies. Some weekend shows are paid brokered programming. KMOX is the flagship station of the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball team, was the flagship station for the St. Louis Blues Hockey team through the 2018–2019 season. KMOX has a large team of local newscasters and reporters, airs CBS Radio News at the beginning of most hours. KMOX has an agreement to share news gathering and weather information with KMOV, the CBS Network affiliate for St. Louis.

At one time, KMOX and KMOV were sister stations, both owned by CBS. KMOX was started in the early 1920s by a group of businessmen who formed a company known as "The Voice of St. Louis, Inc." According to the station's official website, the KMOX call sign was assigned by the Federal Radio Commission. The station's owners wanted KVSL, for "Voice of St. Louis." The owners applied for KMO, with MO the abbreviation for Missouri, but those call letters had been in use by another station since 1922, KMO in Tacoma, Washington. KMOX signed on the air on December 24, 1925; the "X" was added because the starting date was "X "mas Eve. A local legend states the call letters mean Missouri On Xmas. In 1927, the station gave prominent coverage to the Charles Lindbergh flight across the Atlantic, in his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis; that same year, KMOX became one of the first 16 stations in the CBS Radio Network. Two years CBS bought KMOX, began the process of getting approval to build a 50,000-watt transmitter tower.

When completed, it gave the now-clear-channel station a signal that could be heard at night through much of the U. S. In the early days of radio, KMOX broadcasts had been picked up in Scotland, New Zealand, the Arctic Circle and South Africa. In 1933, KMOX covered the first post-Prohibition case of Budweiser beer leaving the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis brewery for the White House, a story carried nationally by CBS. Through the "Golden Age of Radio," KMOX carried the CBS schedule of dramas, news, soap operas, game shows and big band broadcasts; the studios and offices were housed in the Merchandise Mart Building on Washington Street. CBS had planned to have a corporate-owned and operated television station in St. Louis, to pair with KMOX 1120. In 1957, the network won an FCC construction permit to build a new station on Channel 11, the last remaining commercial VHF channel in St. Louis, but after being approached with an offer, CBS decided in August of that year to instead buy the existing KWK-TV for $4 million.

KWK-TV was owned by a group including the publisher of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. CBS took control of Channel 4's operations that March, changed its call letters to KMOX-TV, sharing the call sign with AM 1120; the original Viacom purchased Channel 4 from CBS in 1986, because of an FCC law in place that prohibited TV and radio stations in the same market, but with different ownership from sharing the same callsign, it subsequently amended its call sign to KMOV. KMOX added an FM station on February 12, 1962, it broadcast at 103.3 MHz and simulcast the AM station. By the late 1960s, KMOX-FM was separately programmed, airing an easy listening sound going to Top 40 as KHTR in 1982 and is classic hits KLOU, owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. In July 1968, CBS opened a new studio and office facility in downtown St. Louis to house KMOX-AM-FM-TV, which until that point had been operating from separate locations; the radio stations had been headquartered near Forest Park. KMOX-TV moved from Cole Street into the new facility, known as One Memorial Drive, remains there to the present day.

As network programming shifted from radio to television in the 1950s, KMOX scheduled a full service format of talk shows and middle of the road music. In 1955, Robert Hyland Jr. became a role he held for nearly forty years. It was Hyland who leveraged KMOX's relationship with the Cardinals, signing many lucrative advertising contracts with local businesses. Hyland made the decision in 1960 to eliminate the station's afternoon music progra

Marcel Parent (politician)

Marcel Parent is a retired politician in Montreal, Canada. He was chair of the Montreal Catholic School Commission from 1983 to 1984, a Liberal member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1984 to 1998, a member of the Montreal city council from 2001 to 2009. Parent attended Collège Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur, he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education and recreation from the Université de Montréal, was a lecturer at the same institution from 1963 to 1965, worked in Montreal's parks department, was assistant director of the city's sports and recreation department from 1980 to 1984. He held a number of positions and responsibilities in the fields of sports and leisure, including serving as Montreal's project officer for the World Youth Games in Denmark in 1967. Parent was secretary and vice-chair of the Montreal Catholic School Commission's Regional Advisory Committee of Parents from 1970 to 1972, he sought election to the commission in the first direct elections for commissioners in 1973 with the combined endorsement of Mouvement scolaire confessionnel and Les parents solidaires, but was defeated.

In 1980, he was elected without opposition as a Mouvement scolaire confessionnel candidate in the commission's sixteenth district. He was subsequently appointed to the MCSC's executive and was re-elected in 1983, he served as president from 1983 to 1984, in what appears to have been a contentious time for the board. Parent was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in a 1984 by-election in the Montreal division of Sauvé, winning a landslide victory in what had been a Parti Québécois seat; the PQ were in government during this time, Parent served for the next year in opposition. He was re-elected in the 1985 provincial election, in which the Liberals won a majority government under Robert Bourassa's leadership, served as a government backbencher, he was appointed as chair of the province's education committee on February 11, 1986, held the position until August 9, 1989. Parent was elected to a second full term in the 1989 provincial election, in which the Liberals were returned to office with a second consecutive majority.

He was appointed as chair of the Liberal Party caucus on November 19, 1989. Quebec's political life was dominated in this period by the proposed Meech Lake Accord on reforming the Canadian Constitution; the accord, if approved, would have formally recognized Quebec as a distinct society within Canada. In April 1990, Parent was appointed to a thirteen-member Liberal Party committee led by Jean Allaire to explore options for Quebec, including sovereignty, if the accord failed. Parent was quoted at this time as saying, "if Meech is not adopted nobody can say what will happen."The accord was rejected, leading to a strong upsurge in support for the Quebec sovereigntist movement. Although himself a Canadian federalist, Parent acknowledged that the sovereignty issue had become a matter of "pride and respect" for many in Quebec. In 1992, he helped ensure the Quebec Liberal Party's support of the Charlottetown Accord, another unsuccessful attempt at constitutional reform. Parent stood down as caucus chair on January 11, 1994, the same day that Bourassa resigned as premier, served as chair of the provincial committee on institutions from January 26 to July 24, 1994.

In February 1992, Parent accompanied Quebec's education minister Michel Pagé on a trip to Israel to study how the country integrated new immigrants and encouraged the use of the Hebrew language. Parent was re-elected again in the 1994 provincial election, in which the Parti Québécois won a majority government and the Liberals moved into opposition, he was appointed as his party's critic on senior's issues. He did not seek re-election in 1998 and instead gave his support to Line Beauchamp, his successor as the Liberal Party's candidate in the riding. During the 1997 Canadian federal election, Parent served as a campaign co-chair for Liberal Party of Canada candidate Denis Coderre in the Bourassa riding. Parent returned to political life in the 2001 Montreal municipal election, winning election as a candidate of Gérald Tremblay's Montreal Island Citizens Union in the three-member division of Montréal-Nord. Tremblay was elected as mayor and MICU won a majority of seats on council. Relations between municipal parties were fraught after the 2001 election, in late May 2002 Parent walked out of the chair's position in frustration at council's inability to move forward with its agenda.

He returned to the position the following month. Parent served as chair of the Montréal-Nord borough council after the 2001 election. Parent was directly re-elected as Montréal-Nord's borough mayor in the 2005 municipal election and, by virtue of holding this position, automatically continued to serve on city council. Tremblay was re-elected as mayor of the city, MICU again won a majority on council, Parent was again chosen as city council speaker. In 2006, he credited Montreal's 2002 amalgamation with giving Montréal-Nord an extra five million dollars in its budget. Parent faced calls for his resignation following the shooting death of Fredy Villanueva by a Montreal Police officer in Montréal-Nord in August 2008; some members of community organizations argued that Parent was "out of touch" and unaware of racial profiling in the community. He did not resign at the time, but he retired from politics the following year at age seventy-seven rather than seeking re-election in the 2009 municipal election

Lucky Peak State Park

Lucky Peak State Park is a public recreation area covering a total of 240 acres on and near Lucky Peak Lake ten miles east of Boise in Ada County, Idaho. The state park has three units: Discovery Park off State Highway 21, a roadside park for picnicking and fishing in the Boise River; the park was created in 1956 by agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, following completion of the Lucky Peak Dam. The park is home to the Lucky Peak Dam Zeolite Occurrence. Lucky Peak State Park Idaho Parks and Recreation Lucky Peak State Park Location Map Idaho Parks and Recreation