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
College or university
1.5 linear feet
Text, Still image, and Other
Open reel tape, Photographic print, and Text document
Audiotape reel and Sheet
Radio personalities--Louisiana, Radio stations, and Television broadcasting
Business correspondence, Periodicals, Newspapers, Photographs, Autobiographies, and Biographies
Open for research
Copyright restrictions apply
Paper inventory or finding aid and Relational database
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.