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Gilded sheet metal replica of a 1920's radio microphone atop base. Two looped handles on upper sides with ovoid opening in top center of microphone. Awarded to KFKB by Chicago's Radio Digest in 1930. Dr. John R. Brinkley (1885-1942) established KFKB in Milford, Kansas in 1923, and used the station to promote both his goat gland procedure and his line of patent medicines. In 1931 the FCC refused to renew Brinkley's radio license, prompting him to establish XER just across the Texas Border in Villa Acuna, Mexico.

Date: 1930

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Item Number: 348720
KSHS Identifier: 1982.43.8

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