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WHAS Radio Listening Center Reference Collection



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WHAS Radio Listening Center Reference Collection, 1930-1998 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Title: WHAS Radio Listening Center Reference Collection, 1930-1998Add to your cart.

Extent: 3.0 Boxes (General)

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by series: (1) print matter and photographs, (2) transcripts of interviews, and (3) recordings of interviews.

Languages: English


In 1929 WHAS (Louisville) joined with the University of Kentucky to broadcast university programming and to create “listening centers” throughout eastern Kentucky.  Broadcasted programs were educational in nature and included music and agricultural news.  Utilizing donated battery-powered radios, the centers enabled citizens of remote areas in eastern Kentucky to receive radio service.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records in this collection document the history of radio broadcasting in Kentucky—in particular the delivery of radios and the expansion of radio service and radio programming to communities in Eastern Kentucky through the establishment of Listening Centers by the University of Kentucky, WHAS (Louisville), and other Kentucky radio stations. Records in the collection include unedited transcripts of interviews of individuals discussing the listening centers, the role of radio in the 1937 flood of the Ohio River, WHAS radio (Louisville) programs, and other topics. Also included in the collection are numerous photographs of performers and programming, print materials related to programs, radio promotional materials, news clippings, and correspondence regarding the listening centers and programming.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], University of Kentucky/WHAS Listening Centers Reference Collection, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: The collection was processed by Harry Rice, Sound Archivist.  The finding aid updated by Harry Rice and Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist, in August 2015.

Other Note: Collection Number: BCA 0131 SAA 131

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[Series 1: Print Matter and Photographs],
[Series 2: Transcripts of Interviews],
[Series 3: Recordings of Interviews],

Series 2: Transcripts of InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: WHAS Programming Log. July-October 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Unedited Transcript: Begley, Joe. 1981. SC-CT-978-020Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Unedited Transcript: Bingham, Barry, Sr. 1980. SC-CT-978-002Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Unedited Transcript: Boyers, John S. 1982. SC-CT-978-018-019Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Unedited Transcript: Caudill, Clifton and Ruby. 1998. AC-CT-413-001Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Unedited Transcript: Dowden, Merrill. 1980. SC-CT-978-008Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Unedited Transcript: Estridge, Perle and Alice. 1981. SC-CT-978-015Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Unedited Transcript: Fox, Geraldine. 1979. SC-CT-978-005Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Unedited Transcript: Fox, Joe C. 1979. SC-CT-978-006Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Unedited Transcript: Hale, Corsia Whitaker. 1981. SC-CT-978-016Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Unedited Transcript: Kirchhubel, Dorothy. 1980. SC-CT-978-007Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Unedited Transcript: Koch, John. 1979. SC-CT-978-003Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Unedited Transcript: Neilson, Carl. 1979. SC-CT-978-004Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Unedited Transcript: Newborg, Ruth Foxx. 1981. SC-CT-978-001Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Unedited Transcript: Slone, Alice H. 1981. SC-CT-978-014Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Unedited Transcript: Towner, Orrin. 1980. SC-CT-978-009Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bound Copy. WHAS - Louisville, Kentucky. Clear Channel Hearing., April 19, 1946Add to your cart.
Docket Number 6741. Federal Communications Commission. Washington D.C.

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