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The Purdue University Board of Trustees took a key step at its meeting Wednesday toward giving up ownership of its NPR member station, WBAA. The university announced last week it intends to transfer ownership of WBAA to the public media group that manages Indianapolis NPR and PBS station WFYI. 


Purdue University trustees will take up a request Wednesday to give up ownership of WBAA, the NPR member station in West Lafayette. The negotiations with WFYI in Indianapolis are part of a national trend in the loss of local news from acquisitions and mergers.

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Purdue University plans to transfer control of West Lafayette's local NPR station, WBAA, pending approval from the school's board of trustees and the Federal Communications Commission. WBAA's AM frequency is the longest continuously-operating radio station in the state.

A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.


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It's easy to become a WBAA member. Just call 765-496-1999, give at WBAA.org, or through the WBAA mobile app. Ask for Lullabies for Mila, a new CD featuring Alessio Bax playing Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Rachmaninoff! This is a great gift for someone in your life who is just discovering classical music… or just to complete your personal collection. The selections were hand picked by Alessio Bax for his daughter. 

WBAA's John Clare spoke to Bax about the release.

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It's easy to become a WBAA member. Just call 765-496-1999, give at WBAA.org, or through the WBAA mobile app. Ask for Anne Akiko Meyer’s Serenade: The Love Album as a thank you gift. It was recorded with the London Symphony and Keith Lockhart – filled with over 73 minutes of music you’ll recognize from Gershwin, Morricone, and Bernstein. Make your contribution of $60 or more and we’ll say thanks with this stunning cd.

WBAA celebrates 90 years on the air

Apr 4, 2012

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.