Richard & Mary Jane Miller Collection of Communications Fund, Inc.

Accession Number: MA 15:09
Location: Compton
Dates: 1971 – 1975, 1992 - 1993
Size: 4 boxes
Creator/Collector: Collected by Richard J. Miller, President of Communications Fund, Inc.
Acquisition info: Donated by Mrs. Richard (Mary Jane) Miller on May 27, 2015.
Delivered to Media Archives by Frank Absher of St. Louis Media History Foundation.
Accruals: No accruals expected.
Custodial history: Collection assembled by Richard J. Miller, President of Communications Fund, Inc.  
Language: English
Processed by: Kristina Impastato, November 2015
Conservation notes: Metal fasteners removed and replaced with vinyl paperclips where needed.   Materials rehoused in acid-free archival folders.  
Scope and Content:

The collection consists of business correspondence, general correspondence, music lists, and financial reports of radio stations owned by Communications Funds, Inc. (CFI).   The material covers the years 1971-1974 and 1992-1993 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1971-1974.

In 1958, Richard Miller moved to St. Louis from Atlanta and began his long and distinguished radio career with the purchase of radio station KXLW. In 1969, he purchased KADI-FM.  

Miller created CFI as the holding company for the acquisition and development of AM and FM radio broadcasting stations. CFI owned outstanding stocks of four major subsidiaries that operated radio broadcasting stations in Kansas City, Missouri (KWKI); St. Louis, Missouri (KADI and KXLW); and Springfield, Massachusetts (WMAS and WHVY).  

He owned several other successful stations that became regular stops for national talent. His local stations were a launching point for many other well-known local radio personalities. Miller started the weekly oldies shows on Sunday nights at his stations and was one of the first to promote using station posters.

By the mid-1990s, Miller sold all of his radio stations and became Chairman of Truman Bank. Miller was inducted into the St. Louis Radio Hall of Fame in 2005.  

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.  
Restrictions: Unrestricted.   Collection open for research.  
Remarks:  

Richard and Mary Jane Miller Collection
Of Communication Fund, Inc.
4 letter Hollinger boxes; 1.60 cu.ft.

   Box 1: CFI Correspondence
Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
1/2 1972 Jan. - June
1/3 1972 July – Dec.
1/4 1973 Jan. - June
1/5 1973 July – Dec.
1/6 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, 1972 & 1973
1/7 ASCAP
1/8 Financial Reports
1/9 Memoranda, 1972-75
1/10 Memoranda, Board of Directors
1/11 President’s Message, 1970
1/12 Shareholders letter, 1970
1/13 Shareholders letters, 1971
1/14 Shareholders letters, 1972
1/15 Shareholder letters, 1973
1/16 Shareholder letters, 1974
  Box 2: Radio Station Correspondence
2/17 Jukebox 96, Promotional Copy, 1992-93
2/18 KADI 1972 Jan. – June
2/19 KADI 1972 July – Dec.
2/20 KADI 1973 Jan. – Mar.
  Box 3: Radio Station Correspondence
3/21 KADI 1973 Apr. – June
3/22 KADI 1973 July – Dec.
3/23 KADI Pete Dworsky, 1972-73
3/24 KADI Bill Ganey, 1973 Dec.
3/25 KADI Larry Miller, 1972
3/26 KADI Peter Parisi, 1973 Jan. – June
3/27 KADI Jim Saltzman, 1972 Mar. – Apr.
3/28 KADI John Shean, 1972 Sept. – Nov.
  Box 4: Radio Station Correspondence
4/29 KADI Music lists, Parisi Top 100 , 1973
4/30 KADI/KWKI music lists 1973
4/31 KWKI Acquisition letter
4/32 KWKI Litigation
4/33 KXLW 1972 Jan. – June
4/34 KXLW 1973 Jan. – June
4/35 KXLW 1973 July – Dec.
4/36 KXLW Oldies list 1973
4/37 KXLW Gospel Music Report, n.d.
4/38 KXLW Promos 1971
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