Museum after Hours: "The Con and the Capitol Radio Station"

6/4/2014 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

For many years the story has been told in Jefferson City of the Missouri State Penitentiary inmate who became such a star on the radio that he was released from prison. But there’s far more to the story of Harry Snodgrass and WOS, the station that broadcast from the dome of the Capitol. This program, presented by Bob Priddy, news director of The Missourinet and widely known for his daily radio program "Across Our Wide Missouri," recalls the early days of radio, a time when WOS was redemption for a convict, the magical times when radio was young.

The program will be held on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. This program continues the programming series, "Museum After Hours," which occurs on the first Wednesday of each month. Missouri State Museum galleries stay open until 9 p.m.

Program time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City, MO | (573) 751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs