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The Records of WGLT

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Abstract

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Administrative Information

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Administrative Files

Budgeting and Reports

Programs

Audio and Video Materials

Textiles

Ephemera and Memorabilia



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The Records of WGLT, 1962-2016 | Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

By Kyle Albright

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Collection Overview

Title: The Records of WGLT, 1962-2016Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1980-1989

ID: UAff/IAI20XX_65

Primary Creator: WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.) (1966 -)

Extent: 30.39 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Records of WGLT is arranged into six series based on types of materials. The collections include audio reels and video materials, program guides, textiles, and plaques.

Subjects: College radio stations - Illinois - Normal., Public radio - Illinois - Normal, WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.), WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.) - Correspondence.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Records of WGLT contains administrative materials and media created by the Illinois State University affiliated National Public Radio station, WGLT. The collection includes correspondence, annual reports, program guides, VHS tapes, and audio produced by the station and saved in various formats.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Administrative Files, 1962-1964, 1969-2007, 2012-2013, holds the administrative files including the constitution and policy statements, correspondence, committee materials, format and positioning statements, and surveys and petitions.

Series II: Budgeting and Reports, undated, 1966-1996, 2013, holds budgeting information and reports including facilities information and Congressional appeals.

Series III: Programs, undated, 1966-2015 includes program information and program guides.

Series IV: Audio and Video Materials, 1973-1974, 1977-1978, 1982-2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, includes recordings played on the station. The majority of the audio recordings are reel-to-reel. The reels and the boxes have been reused, so titles are unreliable.

Series V: Textiles, undated, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000, contains T-Shirts, Polo Shirts, hats and other items promoting WGLT and programs.

Series VI: Ephemera and Memorabilia, undated, 1966-2016, contains scrapbooks, photographs, plaques, and newsletters.

Collection Historical Note

Originally a student operated radio station, WGLT first signed on the air on April 24, 1962 as a closed circuit radio station. The station operated out of the Centennial building. A few years later, on February 4, 1966, the station received FCC licensing and began FM broadcasting. After moving to a studio in Cook Hall, the station broadcast with only 10 watts of power which was enough to reach student dormitories. By the 1970's, WGLT became a full member of the National Public Radio network and was later broadcasting at 25,000 watts. Offered as a public service of the university, the station currently offers talk and news programming as well as online streaming music channels that include blues, jazz, and acoustic music. The station's call sign is an acronym for "Gladly Learn Teach" which is a take on the university's motto: Gladly we learn and teach.

Subject/Index Terms

College radio stations - Illinois - Normal.
Public radio - Illinois - Normal
WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.)
WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.) - Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Repository: Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

Access Restrictions: The entire collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Materials held within the Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Technical Access Note: Some materials in this collection require speical equipment and may not be accessible. Please see Archives staff for assistance.

Acquisition Method: Most materials in this collection were held by Milner Library until they were transferred to the newly created University Archives in the 1970's. Some materials have since been added by University Archives staff.

Related Materials: GLT Guides Digital Collection

Preferred Citation: The Records of WGLT, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Processing Information: Materials were re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes. Paper clips were removed. Reel-to-reels were measured and dimension information included in this finding aid.

Finding Aid Revision History: Fourteen additional boxes were added to the collection Fall 2018 by Julie Neville.

Other URL: http://wglt.org/


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative Files, undated, 1962-1964, 1969-2007, 2012, 2013.],
[Series II: Budgeting and Reports, undated, 1966-1996, 2013.],
[Series III: Programs, undated, 1966-2015.],
[Series IV: Audio and Video Materials, 1973-1974, 1977-1978, 1981-2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011.],
[Series V: Textiles, undated, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000.],
[Series VI: Ephemera and Memorabilia, undated, 1966-2016.],
[All]

Series V: Textiles, undated, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000.Add to your cart.
This series holds textiles collected at WGLT. This includes t-shirts, hats, polo shirts, and a set of fuzzy dice.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Item 1: GLT It's A Blues Thing - Blue T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: News, Blues and All That Jazz - Black T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 3: News, Blues and All That Jazz - Black T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: GLT - White Polo Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: GLT - White Polo Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 6: GLT - Gives Me the Blues - Blue T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 7: GLT - News, Blues and All That Jazz - White T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 8: GLT - News, Blues and All That Jazz - Tan T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Boon Busts Dust Bunnies - Blue T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Who In The World Plays First Bass for WGLT - Tan T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Brew Fest - Grey Long Sleeved T-Shirt, 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 12: GLT - Blue Chambre Long-Sleeved Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Dean of Green - Blue Apron, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 14: WGLT banner - blue and white, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 15: Car Talk 10th Anniversary Celebration - White T-Shirt, 1998.Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Item 1: National Public Radio - White Polo, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: National Public Radio - White Polo, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Bella Fleck and the Flectones - White T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: My Sensibilities Been Titillated - Blue T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: My Sensibilities Been Titillated - Blue T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 6: 10th Annual Recycled Music Sale - Black T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Sons of Blues Cd- Light Blue T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Sons of Blues Cd- Light Blue T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 9: News, Blues and All That Jazz - White Long-Sleeved T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 10: News, Blues and All That Jazz - White T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Have Mercy - Blue T-Shirt, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Car Talk Fuzzy Dice - Yellow and Black, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Signed WGLT Hat - pink, 1991.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Signed WGLT Hat - Seafoam Green, 1992.Add to your cart.
Item 15: WGLT Hat - black, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Signed GLT Jazz Hat - tan, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 17: Signed GLT Jazz Hat - tan, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 18: Signed GLT Jazz Hat - tan, undated.Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative Files, undated, 1962-1964, 1969-2007, 2012, 2013.],
[Series II: Budgeting and Reports, undated, 1966-1996, 2013.],
[Series III: Programs, undated, 1966-2015.],
[Series IV: Audio and Video Materials, 1973-1974, 1977-1978, 1981-2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011.],
[Series V: Textiles, undated, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000.],
[Series VI: Ephemera and Memorabilia, undated, 1966-2016.],
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