Since the first scheduled broadcast on Oct. 14, 1920, Union College radio has been a laboratory for generations of students to experiment on-air, and in many cases to launch a career they never expected.
WRUC celebrates a century on the air
WRUC alumni are unlikely to agree on which era was the golden age of Union radio. But alumni from the 60s and early 70s think they have a pretty good idea. As our commemoration of a century of radio was taking shape, a number of alumni from that era shared their experiences. We are indebted to all, but in particular to Jeff Hedquist '67 and Bob Saltzman '69 for collecting their accounts. With apologies for editing, here we share their memories and updates.
'First station in the nation': a timeline
What's in a name?
Union College radio, best known as WRUC, has used many call letters.
Some of them, by year of adoption, were: