Michigan Radio History http://michiganradio.org en Happy Birthday, Michigan Radio! Celebrating 65 years of public service broadcasting http://michiganradio.org/post/happy-birthday-michigan-radio-celebrating-65-years-public-service-broadcasting <p></p><p>Sixty-five years ago today, WUOM aired its first broadcast from temporary studios in Angell Hall on the campus of the University of Michigan.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Mark Brush 13378 at http://michiganradio.org Happy Birthday, Michigan Radio! Celebrating 65 years of public service broadcasting Audio: remembering the station's early years http://michiganradio.org/post/audio-remembering-stations-early-years Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:29:22 +0000 7798 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio History: Photos Then and Now http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-history-photos-then-and-now <p>History Photos</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:25:44 +0000 7797 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio History: Photos Then and Now Michigan Radio History Timeline http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-history-timeline <p><strong>1948</strong>: WUOM goes on the air July 5, 1948 from studios in Angell Hall on the University of Michigan campus, broadcasting 20 hours per week, monaural, at 44,000 watts. Among the early programs were Prof. Preston Slosson's commentary on the news, Prof. Warren Good's "Record Collector", and "Hymns of Faith". The policy of originating play-by-play broadcasts of University football games for pick-up by a network of Michigan stations was established.<br><br><b>1949</b>: WUOM moves into new studios and offices of the Administration Building occupying the entire fifth floor, becoming one of the most elaborate educational broadcasting plants in existence. The station originates its' first broadcast of Michigan football, with play-by-play from station sports director <a href="http://pod.michiganradio.org/radio/images/photos/billfleming.gif"><u><font color="#000080">Bill Fleming</font></u></a>. The first broadcast of Handel's <i>Messiah</i> was made from Hill Auditorium.<br>• <a href="http://pod.michiganradio.org/radio/images/pdf/1949guide.pdf"><u><font color="#000080">View the WUOM program schedule from September, 1949 (PDF)</font></u></a><br><br><b>1950:</b> Official dedication of WUOM. The station joins National Association of Educational Broadcasters and exchanges taped programs with other educational stations throughout the country.<br>• <a href="http://pod.michiganradio.org/radio/images/pdf/dedication.pdf"><u><font color="#000080">View information from the station dedication (PDF)</font></u></a> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:00:28 +0000 7796 at http://michiganradio.org