Aug 20, 2019 9:32 PM

"American Countryside" Features KCOW

Posted Aug 20, 2019 9:32 PM

During the already busy Box Butte County Fair week, the KCOW Studios in Alliance were visited by a special guest. Andrew McCrea, host and producer of the nationally syndicated radio feature "The American Countryside", visited the city of Alliance on a trip with his family.

McCrea recorded a conversation with KCOW Program Director Jason Wentworth about KCOW's history, beginning with the station's birth in 1949.

Earlier this week, the final feature aired. Audio can be heard below. McCrea also spent a portion of his Alliance visit chatting with Kendra Schott of the Friends Of Carhenge group, and that feature will air on KCOW at a later date..

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KCOW 70: Muzzy Makes The Hall Of Fame

Nine years ago this week, the Nebraska Broadcasters Association inducted Mike Garwood posthumously into its Radio Hall Of Fame. Garwood, who died in 2007, was employed with KCOW for 32 years, including many years as General Manager.

The induction took place at a banquet in Lincoln. Joining Mike's family to celebrate his broadcasting legacy were then-KCOW General Manager Mike Fell, KCOW morning show host/Production Coordinator Jason Wentworth, former KCOW Interim Manager Mark Vail, and Eagle Communications CEO Gary Shorman.

Here is the video produced about Mike Garwood for the event, featuring recollections from Kevin Horn, Mike Glesinger, Fell, and the late John Jones.

Here are some photos taken by Wenty at the event (who apologizes for their general cruddiness):

Members of the Garwood family are joined by then-Governor Dave Heineman.

L to R: Mike's parents Gretchen and the late Max Garwood visit with Eagle Communications CEO Gary Shorman at the Hall Of Fame Banquet.

Mike's Hall Of Fame plaque, at his family's request, is displayed proudly in the lobby of the KCOW Studios on West 10th Street in Alliance.