The Don Kennedy papers contain writings, audio recordings, photographs, printed materials, and awards related to Kennedy's television and radio broadcasting career. The bulk of the materials relate to the production of the Big Band Jump radio shows between 1989 and 2013. These include scripts, cue sheets, newsletters, and broadcast masters of the weekly programs. The papers include some full-length interviews with musicians and other big band-era figures that were subsequently edited for broadcast. The collection also includes promotional and photographic materials from his work with television station WATL-TV, 1976-1978; radio stations WKLS FM, 1960-1970, and the Georgia Network, 1972-1982; as well as his time as children's television host "Officer Don," 1956-1969.
Kennedy, Don, 1930-
Georgia State University Special Collections and Archives
College or university
22 linear feet, 640 Optical discs, 300 Pressed LP discs
Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, Text, and Two-dimensional moving image
Pressed LP disc, Optical disc (Including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD), MiniDisc, Analog audiocassette, Digital Audio Tape (DAT), Photographic print, and Text document
WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.), WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.), Big band music, Children's television programs, Popular music, Radio broadcasting, Radio producers and directors, Radio programs, Radio scripts, Television broadcasting, and Cue sheets
Popular music, Jazz, Big band music, and Radio programs
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Don Kennedy is an Atlanta-based radio and television station founder, manager, broadcaster, and actor, known for playing Officer Don on childrens television as well as creating and hosting the radio program Big Band Jump. The Don Kennedy papers, 1956-2013, contain writings, audio recordings, photographs, printed materials, and awards related to Kennedy's television and radio broadcasting career. The bulk of the materials relate to the production of the Big Band Jump radio shows between 1989 and 2013.