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Roger Bower Papers


Roger Bower Papers
Bower, Roger
Collection number:
7.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
circa 1940-1960
Inclusive dates:
1927-1979 and undated
Collection Area:
Library of American Broadcasting
Library of American Broadcasting, 3210 Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9160, Fax: 301-314-2634, Email:

Roger Bower worked in broadcasting from 1925 to 1974 as a writer, actor, announcer, director, producer and station manager. His titles included announcer for WMCA (New York, NY) (1927), producer, director, actor, and sound effects engineer for WOR (1928-1970). He directed many prominent programs including Main Street Sketches, It Pays to be Ignorant, and Can You Top This? In later years, his focus turned international as he assisted the State Department, NBC International, and the International Executive Service Corporation of New York City in developing television and radio networks in Cairo, Damascus, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Iran. This collection primarily documents Bower's career at radio station WOR (New York, NY)

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