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Interview with George Ade

Nov 17, 2011

This interview with George Ade was recorded in 1940. Unfortunately we have no information about the interviewer nor the radio station this was recorded for.

Broadcasting in the 1940-1941 School Year

Nov 17, 2011

The Purdue Exponent - Sunday, January 12, 1941

New Equipment Will Increase Power of 'Voice of Purdue' To 50,000 Watts

(Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of articles on the changes which are being made in the transmission facilities and studios of WBAA. We hope that they will serve to answer some of the questions you may have concerning these changes. This article concerns the station in general. Future stories will take up the actual details of the studios and the new transmitter.)

by Lee Roffner

Script of First Broadcast from the Hall of Music

Nov 17, 2011

This is the script which was read on the air, February 10, 1941, the first broadcast from the Hall of Music (now Elliott Hall of Music) studios with a power of 5,000 watts.

Radio Class of 1941

Nov 17, 2011

Row 1: Larry Myers, Ann Pierce, Marie Davis, Dick Pittinger, Gilbert Williams, Mal Ross, Betty Erick.

Row 2: Bill Burroughs, Priscilla Carr, Becky Pervine, Carolyn Wood, Martha Moon, Joyce Burnham, Ernest Moorehose.

Row 3: Howard Eckert, Bob Keim, Bob Schmidt, Dick Jarrow, John DeCamp, Bill Stewart, Bob Molitor.

Row 4: Bill Fall, "Buck" Humphrey, Gordon Griffin, Dick Lynch, Emil Dodge, Del Greenwood, Earl Aber.

Broadcasting in the 1941-1942 School Year

Nov 17, 2011

The Purdue Exponent - Thursday, September 11, 1941

WBAA Will Conduct Publicity Broadcast At Student Book Exchange Today At 2:15

Student book exchange, in the south ballroom of the Union, will be publicized today in a fifteen minute broadcast over WBAA at 2:15, when a traveling microphone will be brought in. Students and workers in the exchange will be interviewed at this time.

According to Bill Hepburn, manager, the book exchange has done close to $2,000 worth of business, and crowds and books are still pouring in.

Broadcasting in the 1942-1943 School Year

Nov 17, 2011

The Purdue Engineer, Vol. 39, No. 1, p. 12, January 1943

Pearl Harbor Day

Script of radio program broadcast over station WBAA on December 7, 1942, by the faculty.

Open with music.

Ladies and Gentlemen, that was the Call to Arms, a call especially fitting today, in this observance of Pearl Harbor Day, not only on the Purdue campus but everywhere Americans may be, whether in this country, Alaska, Africa, Australia, the Solomons, all over the globe.

Kiddie Listening Time

Nov 17, 2011

The Purdue University School of the Air - Kiddie Listening Time featuring the Toy Shop (Christmas Carols) with Mrs. William P. Heath on December 4, 1945.

Institute of Aeronautical Sciences

Nov 17, 2011

Student chapter semi-monthly meeting at Purdue University, November 19, 1946, broadcast on WBAA.

Lady Storyteller

Nov 17, 2011

The Purdue University School of the Air - Lady Storyteller - The Three-Cornered Hat from February 3, 1947. We have no information as to the identity of Lady Storyteller here. If you know who the Storyteller is, please email us at 

News of the Week

Nov 17, 2011

The Purdue University School of the Air - News of the Week for February 20, 1947 with Rosemary Fishback.