History of WBAA
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Broadcasting in the 1936-1937 School Year
The Purdue Exponent - Thursday, November 5, 1936
WBAA To Try New Program
Will Build New Show On Commercial Lines; Tryouts Today
The University's radio station, WBAA, will present in the near future a radio program similar to commercial programs now on the air. It will be a half hour weekly feature with an orchestra, a Fred Waring type glee club, a short skit, and news of the week. No definite date has been set as to when these programs will start, but a trial program will be given before Christmas.
R. D. Linville, director of the program, requested that all students interested in writing radio scripts and a continuity meet in room A of the Memorial Union Building today at 4 p. m.
The Purdue Exponent - Wednesday, November 18, 1936
Noted Speakers Invited To WBAA Radio Conference
A one-day conference on radio broadcasting will be held on December 5 in the Purdue Memorial Union Building under the direction of WBAA and the University Radio Committee, and with the cooperation of the school of electrical engineering, engineering extension, and division of speech.
The purpose is to bring together representatives of civic organizations, public schools, and commercial and institutional broadcasters to consider problems of mutual interest, to foster closer cooperation for the improvement of radio participation, and to discuss more effective use of radio facilities.
Speakers who have been invited include C. E. Menser, director central division (NBC) in Chicago; S. Howard Evans, secretary national committee on education by radio, New York; Quinn Ryan, WGN; Joe Writhe, WILL; Joseph Reis, WLW; Blanche Young, assistant director publicity for Indianapolis public schools, Indianapolis, and others.
The Purdue Exponent - Thursday, November 19, 1936
WBAA Plans Open House
WBAA announces that the "Just Kids" program broadcast Saturday morning from 11 to 11:30 as well as a special Dad's Day program by Bud Bryant and his orchestra from 12 to 12:30 p. m. Saturday, will be open to the general public. Both of these programs will be broadcast from the music room in the Memorial Union Building.
Bud Bryant will feature Jo Friend as soloist and Bob Heine as master of ceremonies.
WBAA will go on the air at 1:40 p. m. to give the Purdue-Indiana game Saturday.