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Vietnam Veterans and Their Stories

Nov 16, 2011

(Advisory - there is some strong language in this program) An interview with three Vietnam veterans on Gallery with Melissa Keeney recorded May 6, 1981 at WBAA. A powerful program discussing the problems of returning veterans after service during the Vietnam war.

WBAA 60th Anniversary Program

Nov 16, 2011

This is a one hour program celebrating the 60th anniversary of WBAA, recorded in 1982. It features many interviews and audio clips from the 40s and 50s.

Interview with jazz pianist Roy Meriwether

Nov 16, 2011

Persis Newman and Roger Priest speak with jazz pianist Roy Meriwether on September 6, 1982. He was in town performing at Arni's in Lafayette.

The 19th State - WBAA Historical Profile

Nov 16, 2011

This is one of a series of programs entitled "The 19th State" produced and written by Stan Sollars and distributed statewide. This particular program is a history of WBAA produced in 1983, just after the 60th anniversary of the station. We're grateful for permission to post the program here.

Introduction of Steven Beering as the 9th president of Purdue University on February 4, 1983. He speaks with the assembled guests and answers questions. He took office on July 1, 1983. (The beginning of the recording is missing).

Tribute to Frederick L. Hovde

Nov 16, 2011

This program was broadcast on WBAA on March 4, 1983 as a tribute to Frederick L. Hovde, who had passed away on March 1. Dr. Hovde, for whom Hovde Hall was named, was president of Purdue University from 1946 to 1971, Purdue's seventh president.

Pre-game show with Gene Keady prior to the championship round of the Sun-Met classic on November 28, 1983 in Fresno, California.

Greg Zawisza's Last Day at WBAA

Nov 16, 2011

Roger Priest with Greg Zawisza on Greg's last day at WBAA, April 1, 1985.

President Reagan Speaks at Purdue University

Nov 16, 2011

President Ronald Reagan came to Purdue University on April 9, 1987 to speak during National Science and Technology week. The speech took place in Mackey Arena with more than 10,000 people in attendance and was broadcast live on WBAA. The program announcers for WBAA were Tim Vaughan and David Bunte.