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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 5281, 1935)

Location:

WKY Radio, Skirvin Tower
1st Street & Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73102 US
Radio studio
Organ ID: 54611

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Radio, Television and Movie Studios
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from James R. Stettner on January 20, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 10 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys on angled jambs.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

1936 (Op. 5281A) Added four ranks
1936 (Op. 5281B) Added Vibraharp

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on April 28, 2015:

ca. 1966 the organ was moved to the Municipal Auditorium

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 24, 2015:

The premier of the WKY Radio organ was on April 13, 1936, and featured Jesse Crawford, "The Poet of the Organ".

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Factory Specification (June 17, 1934)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: (ca. 1936) Studio Publicity Photograph; image courtesy of Steven Lawson.

Console: (at the Oklahoma History Center) Photograph by Dick Sharp. Taken on 2016-04-21

Console and room: Photograph from an archival source: The American Organist May 1936, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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