RPTF/ARSC Sound Collections Database

Paul L. Carriger Correspondence and Records, 1928-1975

Letters and cards from thirty-seven (37) states, Canada and Puerto Rico acknowledging reception of radio stations, W5XA and KWEA. The collection contains photographs, some broadcast news articles on "Paul the Radio Man," in the 1930s and some in the 1960s and a few items on KWKH and W. K. Henderson. It also includes correspondence, photographs and new articles on the Experimental Television Stations W9XX,W5XX and W5CBU. There are about 100 photographs of persons involved with the stations and views of the studio and equipment.
Carriger, Paul L.
Noel Memorial Library, Northwest Louisiana Archives at LSUS
Repository/Collector Type:
College or university
United States
Collection ID:
Coll. 080
1.5 linear feet
Content types:
Text, Still image, and Other
Open reel tape, Photographic print, and Text document
Carrier types:
Audiotape reel and Sheet
Indexing terms:
Radio personalities--Louisiana, Radio stations, and Television broadcasting
Business correspondence, Periodicals, Newspapers, Photographs, Autobiographies, and Biographies
Access statement:
Open for research
Usage statement:
Copyright restrictions apply
Inventory description:
Paper inventory or finding aid and Relational database
Supporting documentation:
Donor agreement
Historical relevance:
Paul L. Carriger, known as "Paul the Radio Man," was the chief announcer and engineer on Shreveport's KWKY, KRMD and KWEA radio stations and worked for W. K. Henderson. Carriger as an early electronics pioneer formed a corporation in the late 1920s to install and operate television broadcasting stations throughout the South. In the early 1930s his company, the Southern Television and Broadcasting Ccompany, Inc., operated television stations W5XA and W5CBU from the top of Gidden's Castle about 14 miles east of Shreveport on the Minden Road. Because of lack of financial backing, however, all the equipment was sold in 1934.
Condition note:
Playable with proper equipment
Website URL:
View on gencat3.eloquent-systems.com
Online finding aid:
View on gencat.eloquent-systems.com