KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Staff Recommends

The Golden Voices of Baseball  by Ted PattersonHistorical Dictionary of Old-Time Radio by Robert ReinehrSomething in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation  by Marc FisherSports on New York Radio : A Play-by-Play History  by David Halberstam

Databases (most require KPL library card)


Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

InfoTrac Custom Newsstand (Home Access)

A collection of approximately 900 full text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the last 12 months of the New York Times and the Grand Rapids Press (1996-current).

MeL Michigan eLibrary

Magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books provided to Michigan libraries and Michigan residents at home with their Michigan Driver's License or ID or from libraries in Michigan.  Also includes links to Michigan related websites.

World Book Encyclopedia (Home Access)

Articles from the World Book Encyclopedia.  Includes related articles from major newspapers and magazines. Graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Radio Electronics

Community Resources

All Ears Theatre

Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club

WKAR Radio Talking Books


Latino Community Radio Network

A non-profit radio network with Latino control and leadership, is the only national distributor of Spanish-language programming in public radio.

Latino USA

Latino USA, the radio journal of news and culture, is a national, English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective.

Michigan Broadcast Guide

The latest news in Michigan radio and television broadcasting.

Michigan Radio - Your NPR News Station

Public radio from the University of Michigan: WUOM Ann Arbor, WVGR Grand Rapids, and WFUM Flint.

National Public Radio

Locate fascinating interviews with politicians, artists, and entertainers, in depth news reports and analysis, musician profiles, and much more here!


89.1 FM. Student-run radio from Western Michigan University.

WMUK-102.1 FM Public Radio WMU

WMUK is owned and operated by Western Michigan University and broadcasts National Public Radio news reports as well as classical and jazz music.

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