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Oral Histories LIVE! with Cary J. Hahn
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 6:00 PM
Cary J. Hahn began his 54-year broadcasting career on the campus radio station at Lindenwood College in his hometown of St. Charles, Missouri (20 miles west of St. Louis off I-70). After radio stints in Lincoln, Nebraska, Jefferson City and Kansas City, Missouri, he came to Iowa in 1979 to be bureau chief for KTVO-TV, Ottumwa-Kirksville.

He was the CBS 2 Iowa Traveler from 1983 to 2008, before returning to his first love…radio… as News Director for 93.1 FM &1450 KMRY Radio in Cedar Rapids.

Since 2005, he has hosted “Big Band Memories” Sunday afternoons 1 – 3 p.m. on 88.3 KCCK, Iowa’s jazz station at Kirkwood Community College.

In 2006 he was awarded the Iowa Broadcast News Association’s highest honor, the Jack Shelley Award for career achievement. As the Iowa Traveler, he told the stories of “The Hog Calling Nun”, rode the wing of a 1942 Stearman bi-plane and gave us “Interstate 380 Bowling”, along with thousands of good news stories of every day Iowans, with his credo “
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