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Allin Slate Collection

Allin Slate pioneered the sports talk show format on KABC radio in Los Angeles in the 1960s. His career began in the 1940s and included a period of work in Honolulu. He returned to his native Los Angeles and worked at KIEV, KABC, and KNX. This collection contains approximately 2 boxes of papers and over 400 open reel audiotapes. The audiotapes include:

  • recordings of Slate's broadcasts
  • his programs with co-hosts Leo Durocher and Jimmy Piersall
  • recordings of post-game interviews and press conferences with athletes, and luncheons at the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association.

This collection also includes:

  • typescripts used in Slate's broadcasts
  • photographs
  • publicity material related to his shows
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