Children's programming (late 1940s-1950s)
Minnesota School of the Air was part of the trend in the 1940s and 1950s of using the radio airwaves to educate. This show was in the same genre as NBC University of the Air, Indiana School of the Air, and many other states with the same idea. The radio show was broadcast by KUOM also known as University of Minnesota Public Radio.
According to the book "The University of Minnesota, 1945-2000" by Stanford E. Lehmberg and Ann M. Pflaum, about 40% of broadcast time was devoted to educational programs for kindergarten through grade 12. Topics for the shows varied from music to speech as well as fairy tales. These charming 15 minutes episodes were broadcast twice a week by 'tape transcription' for in-school listening.
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This outstanding and extensive collection includes episodes of:
- Tales Old and New - highly entertaining fairy
- Let's Sing - musical sing-alongs
- Adventures in Music - music appreciation
- Each in It's Own Voice - about musician instruments
- Looks What We Found - entertaining recordings
on Edgar Allan Poe, trains, lighthouse keepers, forest
rangers, patrol men, printers, zoo animals, and much
See also: Indiana School of the Sky and Your Story Parade (Texas School of the Air). For other great Children's show see also: Let's
,Howdy Doody Time, Wormwood Forest, and Children's Collection.