April 4, 1922 ~ WBAA AM is licensed by the U. S. Department of Commerce under Herbert Hoover.
Ninety years later, the station is still going strong, along with companion stations 101.3 FM HD 1 and 2.
Here is a video outlining the history of WBAA.
Read a new history of WBAA written by Jeanne Norberg, Voices of Purdue: Marking 90 Years of WBAA on Air, in the January/February 2012 issue of the Purdue Alumnus.
The Purdue Exponent - Tuesday, September 7, 1920
Much Equipment Added to Station
Radio Course to Be Opened Soon
Experiments to Obtain Ideal Aerial for Radio Station Improve Results
WBAA received its license to operate on this date, April 4, 1922, however there was no notice in the news until later in the month.
The Purdue Exponent - Tuesday, April 4, 1922
Conference Radio News Service to Suspend Operations Next Week
The Purdue Exponent - Saturday, April 22, 1922
New License Issued Radio Station Here
"9YB" Classed as An Official Broadcasting Point and Designated "W.B.A.A."