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How WSUI got its start


In the September 26th, 1913 issue of The Daily Iowan, plans are laid out for installation of a new transmitter at the State University of Iowa. "The electrical engineering department of the university is shortly to install a complete wireless set, costing in the neighborhood of $500 — It will be one of the largest in the state, possibly the largest in the state. It will be able to communicate with the Rock Island arsenal station over the Mississippi river, and there are a number of private stations in the state with which it can talk. The Ames set will be able to receive the signals from Iowa, the same as most low powered station[s] can, but its transmitting apparatus is small and unable to send messages this far."


History of WSUI, 1919-1999
Sara Epstein, FYI, 04/09/1999


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WSUI Transmitter—Location & Specifications


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104 years of
educational broadcasting
and programming

2020 marks 100th year of scheduled broadcast



"WHAA manager Carl Menzer seated at radio station controls, The University of Iowa, March 13, 1924"

"WSUI radio broadcast from Iowa Memorial Union, The University of Iowa, October 1930"

"Professor Raymond and performers in a radio drama, The University of Iowa, 1924"

"Station manager Carl Menzer and staff organist in radio broadcast, The University of Iowa, 1920s"

"WSUI radio performance, The University of Iowa, August 1925"

"University amateur radio station W9YA, The University of Iowa, 1910s"

"Carl Menzer broadcasting from press box at Iowa Stadium, The University of Iowa, 1920s"

"WSUI studio in attic of Engineering Building, The University of Iowa, January 1929"

WSUI historic photos
Kent, Frederick W. (Frederick Wallace),
Iowa Digital Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City

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