WBAA was licensed on April 4, 1922 as an AM station. Please take some time to browse through our long history. If you have additional details about our history, please email WBAA AM & FM.Special thanks to Dave Samuelson and Aaron Fiddler who have assisted with the content of these pages.New audio content was posted on November 30, 2012.
WBAA Moves and Grows
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New Electrical Engineering building after construction, circa 1926. Note the towers which held the WBAA antenna. The studio was located on the top floor just to the right of the main entrance.
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Electrical Engineering building from the rear. A wing was added to the building at a later date.
October 2, 1928
WBAA is broadcasting at 1100 kHz with a power of 500 watts. The Federal Radio commission notified the station that effective November 11, 1928, WBAA would move to 1400 kHz. The station would share time on the same frequency with WKBF, Indianapolis, and WCMA, Culver, Indiana, both broadcasting with 500 watts...WBAA getting one-seventh of the time, WCMA two-sevenths, and WKBF four-sevenths. By now WBAA is in the new EE Building.