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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 VI: Ephemera and Memorabilia, undated, 1966-2016.Add to your cart.
This series includes scrapbooks, photograph albums, plaques, and newsletters.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Inventory of Reels, undated, 1988.Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Logo History, 1966-2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Photographs, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Photo Album, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Photo Album, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Photographs, 1993.Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Sugar Creek Arts Festival Photographs, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Photographs, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Event Photographs, 1997-2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Newsletter - Music Notes, 1991-1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Newsletters, 1989, 1991, 1995-2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Press Release, 1985.Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Newspaper Clippings, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1990, 2003, 2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Signed Programs, undated, 1994, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Ephemera, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Ephemera, 1966-2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 93: Programs, 1988, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 94: Public Radio Listeners: Supporters and Non-Supporters Report, 1985.Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Certificate of Excellence - Brochure, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 96: Conversations on Early Childhood Issues Certification of Appreciation, 1982.Add to your cart.
Folder 97: Mayor Proclamation - Public Radio Week, 1980.Add to your cart.
Folder 98: National Education Radio Membership, 1970-1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 99: NPR License Certificate, 1990-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 100: Gala Thanks, 2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Alive and Pickin Christmas Convert Programs, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Radio an Illustrated Guide, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 103: Founder's Day Program, 2016.Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Item 1: United Press International - Reporting Individual Achievement 1st Place Plaque, 1997.Add to your cart.
Item 2: United Press International - Features - 1st Place Plaque, 1997.Add to your cart.
Item 3: AP - IAPBA: Best Newswriting - 1st Place Plaque, 1999.Add to your cart.
Item 4: AP - IAPBA: Best Reporter - 1st Place Plaque, 1999.Add to your cart.
Item 5: AP - IAPBA: Best Reporter - 2nd Place Plaque, 2012.Add to your cart.
Item 6: AP - IAPBA: Best Light Feature - 2nd Place Plaque, 2013.Add to your cart.
Item 7: AP - IAPBA: Best Hard News Feature - 2nd Place Plaque, 2012.Add to your cart.
Item 8: AP - IAPBA: Best Series/Documentary - 2nd Place Plaque, 2011.Add to your cart.
Item 9: AP - IAPBA: Best Newscast - 2nd Place Plaque, 2012.Add to your cart.
Item 10: AP - IAPBA: Best Spot News - 2nd Place Plaque, 2012.Add to your cart.
Item 11: AP - IAPBA: Best Series or Documentary - 2nd Place Plaque, 2015.Add to your cart.
Item 12: AP - IAPBA: Outstanding News Operation Plaque, 2011.Add to your cart.
Item 13: AP - IAPBA: Best Use of Sound - 2nd Place Plaque, 2013.Add to your cart.
Item 14: AP - IAPBA: Best Newswriter - 2nd Place Plaque, 2013.Add to your cart.
Item 15: AP - IAPBA: Best Light Feature - 2nd Place Plaque, 2010.Add to your cart.
Item 16: AP - IAPBA: Best LIght Feature - 2nd Place Plaque, 2009.Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1999.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbook, 1979-1981.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Scrapbook, 1999.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Scrapbook, 1994-1995.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Scrapbook, 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Scrapbook, 1993-1994.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Scrapbook, 1997.Add to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1996-1997.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbook, 1991-1993.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Scrapbook, 1998.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Scrapbook, 2007.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Scrapbook, 2003.Add to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Item 1: GLT Staff THrough The Years, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbook, 1989-1991.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Scrapbook, 2009.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Scrapbook, 2008.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Scrapbook, 2005.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Scrapbook, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 104: Scrapbook Pages, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 105: GLT Staff Photo, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 106: Kiwanis International Club of LeRoy Testimonial Appreciation to WGLT, 1980.Add to your cart.
Folder 107: WGLT Wireless Newsletter, 1981-1983.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.],
[All]


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