Radio and Television


On this page you will find radio and television broadcasts that have been donated to the Rapid City Public Library's collection of items relating to the 1972 Flood. Many of these are part of the Robb DeWall Collection.

Robb DeWall, a long time resident of Rapid City, broadcast journalist and historian was the EBS (Emergency Broadcasting System) broadcaster during the first 13 hours of the Rapid City Flood of 1972. His papers were donated by his estate to be preserved electronically by the Rapid City Public Library and retained in archive with the Minnilusa Historical Society.

The broadcasts are used by permission of KOTA.


A collection of broadcasts regarding the 1972 flood.

Collection Items

Transcripts and interview questions in the Robb DeWall Collection.

KOTA Interview with Governor Richard Kneip

KOTA Interview with Mayor Don Barnett in 1972

Audio of KOTA Broadcasts - warnings and reporting on the 1972 Flood

This video was a production of the Montana-Dakota Utilities Company, donated to the Rapid City Public Library's 1972 Black Hill Flood Oral History Project.
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