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).
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.
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.