From its first broadcast in 1940, in the Pyne Hall dorm room of an ambitious and tech-savvy undergrad, to its current incarnation as a leading regional music source for indie rock, classical, jazz, and more, WPRB has followed a remarkable path.
As the station approaches its 75th anniversary, former DJ and station manager Dipika Sen ’13 is leading a push to collect pieces of WPRB history for display in a 2015 exhibition. The station will kick off its 75th-anniversary efforts at Reunions with a reception May 31 at 4:15 p.m. in its home in Bloomberg Hall (near the P-rade’s terminus). Sen and her colleagues are asking for alumni to lend or donate “relics from WPRB’s illustrious past” — T-shirts, photos, listener letters, and audio content. (Those who are not returning for Reunions can learn more about submitting memorabilia online.)
“It’s a perfect opportunity to see how the station has evolved,” Sen said. “We’ve had an enthusiastic response from alumni so far.”