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The Kentucky Kernel, April 1, 1960

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

UK Radio Department Is 31 Years Old Today By REX BAILEY Wednesday Aviociale Editor Broadcasting from the old Art Center on Euclid Avenue, the first radio program originating from UK was aired 31 years ago today. On April 1, 1929. using the facilities of WHAS In Louisville, the University became then one of the few American educational institutions operating a radio station. UsLig lines leased Ixturen Louisville and Lexington and only a minimum of equipment, VI!KV has (frown from tills liumMe beginning to one of the top college station in the country. Cocperative' mr nts with modifications between WHAS and WBKY have continued from that Initial broadcast to the pre int. In lf)2f, using; the I K extension, WHAS broadcast I K o'lege of Agriculture programs to farmers and housewives throughout Kentucky. Today WIIAS airs the UK Koundtable on Friday nights. In the early '30 s interest in the UK outlet grew and became recognized as a worthwhile and Important addition to the University. Improvements were made to bring the station up to date and more In line with good broadcasting practices. In 1937 all the original equipment was replaced with modern apparatus, completely under University ownership. By 1939 five other Kentucky radio stations were Included lh the University broadcasting plans carry many of WBKY"8 programs. They picked them up on the air directly from WHAS. In 19.19-4- 0 the studios were moved to MrVey Hall .to occupy the quarters formerly used by the University Commons. Not until 1944 did WBKY exist as It is today. This date could actually be used to mark the birth of the .station .since It then became an educational station operating on the FM frequency. After becoming a noncommercial educational FM station. WBKY found it necessary to make some changes. A new transmitter as well as a new antenna system were needed. Because of a lack of funds, a University graduate student, James Illsle, constructed a new transmitter, charging only for the cost of parts. In 1946 WBKY completed its new antenna system and went on the air with an effective radiated power of 2,300 watts. Also in 1946 the Department of Radio Arts was established and within two years a full major in the subject was offered. A series of transcribed presentations to be sent to smaller stations of the state were developed in 1949 by the UK Radio Service. WBKY continued programming the Roundtable for WIIAS which was attracting widespread attention. Before World War II the Roundtable was produced live from UK, but since then the station has taped the discussion for WHAS. Leonard Tress, head of the Radio Arts Department, said the Roundtable has attempted to explain topical and controversial subjects by pitting men of different opinions against one another. Continued On Page 2 TT University of Kentuc h y LEXINGTON, Vol. LI No. 92 HI I DAY, APRIL I, I9M KV., Panhellenic Meetin Convenes Here Today Discussion of various prob- Betty Pace. Alpha Xi Delta. "Mem- r. bership Selection"; Jane lems of sororities will he the Kappa Alpha Theta. main business topic of the "Pledge Guidance"; Anne Shew-make- Ann-stron- Southeastern l'anhellcnic Conference which will he held here today and Saturday. of approximately from 16 Southeastern colleges and universities will be from 5 p.m. and 9 pm. today In the Fine Arts Building. Mrs. George L. King, national Panhrllenie conference area advisor, will give the main speech at the opening session at 8 p.m. to- Registration 49 debates 7-- 2-- night. reception will be held afterwards in the Music Lounge of the Fine Arts Building. Saturday morning activities, be ginning at 8:30 a.m., will include a general meeting and group meet- ingts to discuss various facets of sorority organization. Each group will be led by a UK sorority member and a member of another UK sorority will participate. The speakers and their topics are A g, Kappa Gamma, 'Scholarship"; and Alice Broad-ben- t, Chi Omega, '"Panhellenic Activities:" Delegates will be invited to attend coffees at 10 a.m. at the Kappa Delta and Delta Delta Delta houses following the first sessions. After a second group of discussion meetings, the representatives will eat lunch at the various soro-it- y houses on campus. At the afternoon sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m., guests will be introduced and reports from the group discussions will be given. A bus tour of nearby horse farms is also planned for Saturday after- noon. UK President Frank G. Dickey will be the main speaker at the banquet Saturday night. His topic will be "A Lamp in the Darkness." The banquet is open to all UK sorority members. The UK Panhellenic Council has Kappa arranged blind dates for the representatives for Saturday night. They will attend the University of Illinois Glee Club concert and the jam session honoring the Glee Club which will be held afterwards in the SUB Ballroom. Willie Jordan, cochairman of the conference, said, "The boys on campus have been very cooperative about having dates with these girls. We'll probably have a surplus of dates for them." UK committees, under the direc- Continued On Page 2 f.,.r .jtmm. 9t,t Jungle Beauty In combing the corners of the campus for the to be Kernel Sweethearts, the photographer beauty. Before he could learn her name or turned and retreated into the sylvan confines Gardens. lovliest of women found this exotic classification, she of the Botannical . Singing Illini Will Perform In UK Coliseum Tomorrow The University of Illinois Men's will be honored at a jam session kerS ' Glee Club, directed by Harold A. 'atun t.heTT"0UseTJ Decker, will perform tomorrow at lowing tne concert o:l ) p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. Founded in 1887. the "Singing The choral group is appearing as Illini" is one of the oldest Unia part of the Central Kentucky versity of Illinois student organiConcert and Lecture Series and zations. memberOf the entire ship, only 15 men sje currently en70-voi- ce ' W St M Y$ certs at the University of Freiburg, Germany; the Amerika Haas In Munich, Germany; and the American Cathedral in Paris, France. Last month the glee' club appeared at the Illinois Lincoln banquet. The glee club annually tours Illinois and the Midwest, presenting concerts at conventions and before community, civic, service, and school organizations. rolled as music majors. In 1955, the club made an Eastern tour to New York and appear- . ed on the Ed Sullivan Show. Two years ago the "Singing Veteran Checks Illini" were invited by the State Veterans should sign for their Department to represent the U.S. checks today, tomorrow, and in a choral festival at the Brussels Monday. Any veteran who signs World's Fair and at the Internaafter these dates will receive his tional Festival of Youth Choruses check late, according to the Vetheld in Charleroi, Belgium. erans' Office. They have also presented con Man Lost Five Days Is Found Inside Shark By GF.OKGE SMITH This is the first day of April, a day for tricksters, jokers, and perpetrators of sea stories tales such as the one from the East Indies of a man who lived five days in the helly of a shark. This tale is authentic and is jueun and his companion. Their drawn from the chronicles of the fellow villagers thought them to . Times of Indonesia. September 19, 1958. A copy of this paper is in the office of Dr. It. W. Barbour of the Zoology Department in the basement of the Funkhouser Building. The article tells of a modern day Jonah, a fisherman named from the island of Atjeh, who set out in his dinghy with a companion, to try hU luck among the salty waves of the Indian Ocean. Night brought with it a storm and the disappearance of Ba- Ba-Jue- t,. I fm mil ' "" - ' i man SU Hoard Canditlatvs Five members of next year's Student Union Boird Hill be elected today from the 1) stu- dents above. They are, front row, from left, Linda Coffman, Larry WrsUrfield. Krh Kam- - try, Carolina Hernandez, and Sandra Tatter- shall. Second row, Pat Jar vis, Barbara John- son. Steve Clark, Sharon Chenault, and Dave Graham. un be drowned. Five days later, the huge carcass of an unidentifiable shark was found washed up on the beach. Inside in a state of sheer exhaustion, but alive, was the fbhermau Bajueun. The news story, a republication of a story in the PerUtiwa, the local daily in Kotaradia, capital of Atjeh, gave the following account. "They (the villagers' were thunderstruck when ujhui opening the stomach of the shark, they found Bajueun still alive."