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How WSUI got its start

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"[T]he experimental work [1919 through 1921] came to the attention of President Walter A. Jessup, Dean William G. Raymond, and Professor A. H. Ford. These educators realized that although crude in delivery, the programs were popular and demonstrated feasibility of advanced work in the field. Accordingly a broadcast license was applied for and granted June 26, 1922. The call letters WHAA were received and the station was authorized to operate on a frequency of 834 kc with a power of 1000 watts ... reduced to 200 watts [in November]. In September the equipment was completed and a series of experimental transmissions were conducted ... October 17, 1922, the first official broadcasting station at Iowa was dedicated, and a talk by President Jessup and Dean Raymond commemorated the occasion. More than 75 letters were received in response to the transmission. It was a gala occasion." — Sylvanus "John" Ebert, "Radio History at Iowa"—The Transit, vol. XLII No. 5, February, 1938, p. 3

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History of WSUI, 1919-1999
Sara Epstein, FYI, 04/09/1999

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WSUI studios


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WSUI Transmitter—Location & Specifications

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WSUI broadcast schedule

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Browse WSUI historic archives

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Official website: Iowa Public Radio

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Local weather, news and information links
can now be found at 52240.esand.net

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http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/u?/ictcs,5556
"WSUI studio in attic of Engineering Building, The University of Iowa, January 1929"

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/u?/ictcs,5458
"Station manager Carl Menzer and staff organist in radio broadcast, The University of Iowa, 1920s"

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/u?/ictcs,5547
"University amateur radio station W9YA, The University of Iowa, 1910s"

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/u?/ictcs,5452
"Carl Menzer broadcasting from press box at Iowa Stadium, The University of Iowa, 1920s"

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/u?/ictcs,5551
"WSUI radio broadcast from Iowa Memorial Union, The University of Iowa, October 1930"

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/u?/ictcs,5554
"WSUI radio performance, The University of Iowa, August 1925"

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/u?/ictcs,5470
"Professor Raymond and performers in a radio drama, The University of Iowa, 1924"

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/u?/ictcs,5474
"WHAA manager Carl Menzer seated at radio station controls, The University of Iowa, March 13, 1924"

WSUI historic photos
Kent, Frederick W. (Frederick Wallace),
1894-1984
Iowa Digital Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City

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