Colon Air Minded 1932

Capers the Chopper



From the Colon Express, August 4, 1932: “The people of Colon, tuning in their radios last Monday from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. over station WKZO, Kalamazoo, were entertained by a program rendered by the Mid-Lakes Café orchestra.

Manager Fletcher of WKZO informed Mr. Sultan, thru whose courtesy the program was given, that the café orchestra was the best rhythm music ever heard in the studio of their station and urged that they be permitted to play over WKZO each Monday. This request was granted by Mr. Sultan because he feels that Colon will receive nation wide publicity over the air.

Everyone owning a radio is requested to tune in next Monday from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. it is possible that one of Colon’s popular high school girls will be heard in conjunction with the Mid-Lakes orchestra.

Every Wednesday and Saturday night this same orchestra can be heard in popular dance music at the Mid-Lakes Cage.

Mr. Sultan is attempting to arrange with the owners of the Kalamazoo station to place a remote control unit in his place of business.”


A menu from Mid-Lakes Café at this time advertises a Plate Dinner of Country Style Steak, Ham and Cabbage, and Coffee, Tea, or milk for 35¢.

A full dinner of Fruit or Shrimp cocktail, Assorted Cold Meats and Potato Salad, Roast Beef, New Potatoes, Vegetable, Salad, Dessert and Coffee, Tea, or milk for 65¢.  According to the Inflation Calculator, 65¢ in 1932 would be the same as $10.27 in 2010.