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A Special Centennial Faculty Convocation on December 18, 1969 with President Hovde. The Convocation was held in Loeb Playhouse and was broadcast live on WBAA.

Founder's Day Centennial Convocation at Purdue

Nov 16, 2011

The Founder's Day Centennial Convocation features President Frederick L. Hovde, Senator Birch Bayh, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Robert Finch and others. The Convocation was broadcast live on WBAA on May 6, 1969. Of particular interest are the shouts of protest at the beginning and references to turmoil on the campus from the two clergymen.

Neil Armstrong Press Conference

Nov 16, 2011

Listen to a news conference with Neil Armstrong at Purdue on January 19, 1970. Also participating are Purdue President Fred Hovde, Governor Ed Whitcomb and Senator Birch Bayh.

President Fred Hovde Retires

Nov 16, 2011

Overview of the career and retirement of Fred Hovde. His retirement ceremony was July 21, 1971. President Richard M. Nixon was a special guest on campus.

Dedication ceremony for the Stewart Center at Purdue University on June 9, 1972. Guests are R. B. Stewart, Pres. Hansen and Pres. Emeritus Hovde.

John DeCamp's Final Sportscast on WBAA

Nov 16, 2011

Broadcast live on WBAA, February 27, 1975, this is the final sportscast of John DeCamp. Roger Priest completes the evening newscast and then introduces DeCamp. Listen for references to stars of sporting past.

Jim Miles Oral History, Pt. 1

Nov 16, 2011

This recording was made September 14, 1978. Burt Harrison, a retired communications professor from Washington State University interviewed Jim Miles, one-time manager of WBAA, at Purdue. Thanks to the National Public Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland for a copy of this material. Please note that the interviewer, Dr. Harrison, was working "off mike" and is difficult to hear.

Jim Miles Oral History, Pt. 2

Nov 16, 2011

This recording was made September 14, 1978. Burt Harrison, a retired communications professor from Washington State University interviewed Jim Miles, one-time manager of WBAA, at Purdue. Thanks to the National Public Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland for a copy of this material. Please note that the interviewer, Dr. Harrison, was working "off mike" and is difficult to hear.

John DeCamp Oral History

Nov 16, 2011

This recording was made September 15, 1978. Burt Harrison, a retired communications professor from Washington State University interviewed John DeCamp in the studios of WBAA. Thanks to the National Public Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland for a copy of this material. Please note that the interviewer, Dr. Harrison, was working "off mike" and is difficult to hear.

This newsconference was held November 13, 1981 to announce the resignation of Purdue President Arthur Hansen. Unfortunately the members of the media were not on microphone and difficult to hear.

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