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September 18, 2005 2:01 AM

‘NIGHTHAWKS’ DEFY SLEEP

DATE OF EVENT: Nov. 26, 1922 DATE PUBLISHED: Dec. 10, 1922, in The Kansas City Star Editor’s note: Kansas City jazz broke onto the national scene when the Coon-Sanders band first broadcast on The Kansas City Star’s radio station, WDAF. A week later, a live broadcast from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. prompted an engineer to remark — inadvertently on the air—that “anybody who’d stay up this late to hear us must be a real night hawk.”...

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