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WBLG Audio Tape Collection,1954-1977

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Author

Processed by: Harold Rosenbaum; machine-readable finding aid created by:Harold Rosenbaum

Title

WBLG Audio Tape Collection

Date

1954-1977

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], WBLG Audio Tape Collection, 74AV03,Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

7 cu. ft. (14 Boxes): 97 Items

Biography/History

In 1958, Roy White purchased WLEX radio on a seven year agreement and operated the station as WBLG. The FCC began conferences on the television application for WBLG. WBLG received a construction permit for a television transmitter in September, 1967 and began transmissions on May 28, 1968. WBLG TV and radio was sold to Star Broadcasting for 1.5 million in 1973. The radio station moved to Bowling Green, KY in 1984. It was the station for Bowling Green University until 2001 when it was sold and the radio station was taken off the air.

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of ninety-seven 1/4" reel to reel audio tapes. These tapes contain broadcasts of U.K. sporting events, political talks from around the Commonwealth, and a bi-weekly summary of the news events in Kentucky covering 1968-1977.

Subjects

  • Radio broadcasts--Kentucky

Related Material

Nash, Francis M. . Lexington, KY: Host Communications, 1995.

Collection Inventory

President Dwight Eisenhower at Transylvania College (P.T.: 15 min.) A, 4/23/1954
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 1]
University of Kentucky Homecoming Game against Georgia, Reel 1 (beginning) and 6 (end) of game (P.T.: 29 min.), 1963
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 2]
Rupp Pregame Programs: (P.T.: 80 min.), 1964-1965
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 3] Scope and Contents note:
Rupp Postgame Programs: Iowa; North Carolina; Syracuse; Illinois; St. Louis; LSU; and Tennessee (P.T.: 45 min), 1964-1965
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 4]
Rupp Pregame Program: Dartmouth; Notre Dame; Vanderbilt; LSU; Tulane; Tennessee; and Auburn (P.T.: 40 min), 1964-1965
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 5]
Lexington Chamber of Commerce Meeting (P.T.: 35 min); Paul Harvey speaking at Transylvania University (P.T.: 65 min), 1/24/1967
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 1, folder: 6]
Judge Marlow Cook, speech and Q & A period (P.T.: 35 min), 4/26/1967
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 7]
Louie Nunn, Candidate for Governor, speaking in Lexington (P.T.: 40 min), 5/10/1967
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 8]
Henry Ward, Candidate for Governor, speaking in Lexington (P.T.: 50 min), 10/30/1967
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 9]
Lexington League of Women Voters, Q & A Session with Candidates for Mayor, Jim Duckworth and Charles Wylie (P.T.: 44 min), 11/4/1967
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 10]
Comments from candidates for city offices of Commissioners and Mayor: Frank McKinley; Alfred Chrouser; Ray Boggs; Tom Underwood; Fred Fugazzi; and Charles Wylie (P.T.: 4 min), Nov-67
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 11]
Acceptance speech of Louie Nunn, elected Governor (10:40 min), Nov-67
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 12]
Listed on four pages are Political Dubs on Pre-Election comments from Local Officials and Visitors during the months of Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June and July . But, the open- reel tape goes only thru Cut & num;4, April 1967 Select News Dubs - cuts which may have follow-up value (P.T.: 42:43 min), 1/7/1967
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 2, folder: 13] Scope and Contents note:
Governor Nunn's State of the Commonwealth Address; Comments by Lt. Gov. Wendell Ford (P.T.: 30 min), 1/2/1968
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 14]
Senator Morton Interview (P.T.: 23 min), 2/3/1968
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 15]
Tuesday Evening, 9/12/68, Paul Harvey spoke at an Economic Forum inner at the Phoenix Hotel in Lexington. This was the second talk made in Lexington by the noted ABC radio news analyst. Harvey spoke almost two years ago at the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Now, as then, WBLG Radio is happy to present a delayed broadcast of the Harvey talk, His daily network programs are a favorite feature of many persons in Central Kentucky who hear Harvey over WBLG Radio (P.T.: 50 min), 9/12/1968
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 16]
Pre-election cuts of comments by several different politicians, 1968
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 17] Scope and Contents note:
Optimist Club - Award for the Person of the Year to Ms. Edith Trumbel (P.T.: 17 min), 1968
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 18]
Football Coach John Ray, with the others on the coaching staff, speaking at the Rotary Club (P.T.: 35 min), 1/16/1969
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 19]
The Optimist Club presentation of the Annual Optimist Cup. The award is made to that person chosen by public nomination and a committee selection as the person who is considered to have been the greatest benefit to the community during the past year. The Master of Ceremonies was Marvin Watson; he presented the award to Dr. Irvin Lunger, President of Transylvania College (P.T.: 23 min), 3/23/1969
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 3, folder: 20]
WBLG News Special: At 12:25 this afternoon. Former President Eisenhower died at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington General Eisenhower endeared himself to Lexingtonians three times. He was seeking the Presidency when here for the first time in 1952. He returned as President to assist in the dedication of the Francis Carrick Thomas Library at Transylvania College. His third visit came in 1956 when he was a candidate for reelection.(P.T.: 9 min), 3/28/1969
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 21]
Delayed broadcast of the Lexington Sertoma Club's Annual Award Ceremony. This year's recipient is Rev. Donald Herren and the Club's Past President, Derrell Hancock, made the award. (P.T.: 13 min), 4/1/1969
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 22]
Senator Ted Kennedy is interviewed at Bluegrass Field (P.T.: 4 min), 5/10/1969
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 23]
Lt. Gov. Wendell Ford spoke at the regular weekly meeting of the Lexington Optimist Club and urged Lexington to prepare for the future of becoming a first-class city (P.T.: 15 min), 7/18/1969
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 24]
Dr. Otis Singletary's first news conference since becoming President of UK (P.T.: 30 min), 1969
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 25]
Paul Harvey's special program which included a tape of Craig Gardner talking just before committing suicide (P.T.: 12 min), 5/16/1970
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 26]
The Kentucky Broadcasters Association's Salute to the 50th Anniversary of Radio at its Fall Convention in Lexington (P.T.: 36 min), Fall, 1970
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 4, folder: 27]
President Nixon 's eulogy to Whitney Young, at the Lexington Cemetery (P.T.: 37 min), 3/17/1971
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 5, folder: 28]
Broadcast of portion of UK - Washington & Lee Basketball game (P.T.: 35 min); added is Joe Garigiola's talk on Coach Rupp (2:36 min), 12/1/1956
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 5, folder: 29]
Inauguration at Frankfort - Includes Gov. Nunn's Farewell Speech and the swearing-in of Gov. Wendell Ford and Lt. Gov. Julian Carroll (P.T.: 30 min), 12/7/1971
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 5, folder: 30]
The swearing-in ceremony of Foster Pettit as Mayor of Lexington (20 min), 1/3/1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 5, folder: 31]
Curt Gowdy's tribute to Coach Adolph Rupp (P.T.: 10 min), 3/27/1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 5, folder: 32]
Call-in interviews with several candidates in May primary, including Howard Clay, Henry Ward, Dee Huddleston, Tom Rogers and Leban Jackson (P.T.: 231 min) (on 3 cassettes), 5/16/1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 5, folder: 33]
Interviews during general election with Pettit, Ecton, Lyons, Stephens, Breckinridge, Huddleston and Nunn (P.T.: 81 min), 11/7/1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 5, folder: 34]
(P.T.: 59 min), January thru March, 1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 6, folder: 35] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 61 min), March thru August, 1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 6, folder: 36] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 43 min), August thru September, 1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 6, folder: 36] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 45 min), September thru October, 1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 6, folder: 36] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 36 min), 1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 6, folder: 36] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 47 min), October thru November, 1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 6, folder: 36] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 45 min), November thru December 1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 6, folder: 36] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.:40 min), December, 1972
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 7, folder: 36] Scope and Contents note:
1. Interview with Mayor Pettit; 2. Mayor Pettit's Report on the Year 1972 (P.T.: 42 min), 1/23/1973
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 7, folder: 37]
Mayor Pettit, Rep. John Breckinridge and Mr. Johnson at the dedication of the new VA Hospital (P.T.: 37 min), 1/23/1973
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 7, folder: 38]
(P.T.: 12 min), December, 1973
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 7, folder: 39] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 40 min), 4/3/1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 7, folder: 40] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 42 min), January, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 7, folder: 41] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 41 min), January, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 8, folder: 42] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.:43 min), January & February, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 8, folder: 43] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 45 min), February, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 8, folder: 44] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 31 min), February & March, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 8, folder: 45] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 35 min), March, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 8, folder: 46] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 41 min), March, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 8, folder: 47] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 25 min), March and April, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 8, folder: 48] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 31 min), April, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 8, folder: 49] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 47 min), April, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 9, folder: 50] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 46 min), April and May, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 9, folder: 51] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 30 min), May, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 9, folder: 52] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 33 min), May, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 9, folder: 53] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 34 min), May and June, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 9, folder: 54] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 33 min), June, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 9, folder: 55] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 36 min), June and July, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 9, folder: 56] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 41 min), July, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 10, folder: 57] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 39 min), July, August and September, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 10, folder: 58] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 50 min), August, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 10, folder: 59] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 32 min), August and September, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 10, folder: 60] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 32 min), September, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 10, folder: 61] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 48 min), September, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 10, folder: 62] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 32min), September and October, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 10, folder: 63] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 49 min), October, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 11, folder: 64] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 26 min), October, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 11, folder: 65] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 40 min), October and November, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 11, folder: 66] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 60 min), November, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 11, folder: 67] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 50 min), November and December, 1974
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 11, folder: 68] Scope and Contents note:
Coach Rupp Day at Kiwanis Club (P.T.: 35 min), No date
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 11, folder: 69]
Speech by Coach Rupp (P.T.: 40 min), No date
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 11, folder: 70]
Art Linkletter speaking at Lexington Chamber of Commerce Dinner (P.T.: 50 min), 1959
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 12, folder: 71]
Coach Rupp pre-game discussions (P.T.: 60 min), No date
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 12, folder: 72]
Coach Rupp post-game discussions (P.T.: 41 min), No date
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 12, folder: 73]
News conference of Lt. Gov. Harry Lee Waterfield (P.T.: 31 min), No date
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 12, folder: 74]
Coach Rupp 700th Victory Celebration (P.T.: 35 min), No date
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 12, folder: 75]
GOP Governors' Conference (P.T.: 40 min), No date
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 12, folder: 76]
Julian Bond Press Conference at Bluegrass Field, 2/14/75; Coach Joe Hall speech at Lexington Civic Club, 11/17/75 and Mayor Pettit's State of the Urban County Government Address (no Date) (P.T.: 49 min), 2/14/75 and 11/17/75
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 12, folder: 77]
Election night interviews with several candidates (P.T.: 48 min), No date
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 12, folder: 78]
(P.T.: 28 min), September, 1976
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 13, folder: 79] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.:49 min), October, 1976
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 13, folder: 80] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 12 min), October and November, 1976
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 13, folder: 81] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 45 min), November and December, 1976
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 13, folder: 82] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 40 min), January, 1977
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 13, folder: 83] Scope and Contents note:
(Note Only four of twenty people commenting are identified) (P.T.: 10 min), February, 1977
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 13, folder: 84] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 26 min), January and February, 1977
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 13, folder: 84] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 32 min), February and March, 1977
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 14, folder: 85] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 29 min), March and April, 1977
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 14, folder: 86] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 24 min), April, 1977
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 14, folder: 87] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 47 min), May, 1977
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 14, folder: 88] Scope and Contents note:
, May, June and July, 1977
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 14, folder: 89] Scope and Contents note:
(P.T.: 44 min), May, June and July, 1977
Original 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Cassette, User Cassette [box: 14, folder: 89] Scope and Contents note: