WRCR/Rockford College Alumni

WRCR/Rockford College Radio Newspaper Articles

Listed below are dozens of articles from various Rockford College student newspapers. Click the date to open a new window showing the article. Depending upon your browser, it may open actual size or reduced to fit the window. When you are finished with an article, close the window to return to this page. The file size on the articles can vary, so some will open faster than others. It appears there are a couple of "holes" in the articles chronology.

Thanks to Sandy Ballin '69 who made numerous trips to Rockford from the Chicago area to search the college archive and scan these articles. There is nothing between 9/23/1974 and 10/6/1978 and between 10/9/1984 and 10/23/1989. Sounds like another trip to the archives is called for.

December 19, 1962 - Radio Station Faces Problems Of Existence
January 9, 1963 - Campus Radio Station Approved By Trustees; Will Seek RCSG Okay
April 17, 1963 - Campus Radio Becomes Reality (picture)
February 6, 1964 - WRCR Given New Equipment; Improved Transmission Planned
April 15, 1964 - WRCR Planning Expansion; To Broadcast 12-Hour Day
January 10, 1965 - "Music to Collegian's Taste" Rockford Register Star article
January 13, 1965 - WRCR Probes FM Project For Greater Area Coverage
April 28, 1965 - Theatre Majors Use Talent In Future Radio Production
April 28, 1965 - Scopes Trial To Be Given on WRCR
April 28, 1965 - Hardman To Be WRCR Head (picture)
March 16, 1966 - WRCR Celebrates Anniversary (picture)
May 14, 1966 - WRCR To Remodel Facilities; Add Studio, Improve Transmission
October 15, 1966 - WRCR Broadcasts To RC Campus
February 15, 1967 - Porcaro To Head WRCR (picture)
March 8, 1967 - Spence Helps To Initiate WRCR Special Program
March 8, 1967 - Ballin Urges More Support For Campus Radio Station (letter to the editor)
April 12, 1967 - Open Dorms Not Appropriate (picture)
May 13, 1967 - 1967 Marks Year Of Improvement
October 14, 1967 - Howard Opens 'RCR Specials
November 22, 1967 - Wells Views Plagiarism in WRCR Record Survey (letter to the editor)
December 13, 1967 - WRCR Makes Staff Changes, Extends Hours
February 21, 1968 - Students Question Policies; WRCR Interviews Mayrose
March 22, 1968 - Tatum, Ross Discuss Issues (picture)
April 3, 1968 - WBRA Uplifts Programming; Broadens Hours, Staff (April Fool issue)
May 4, 1968 - Announcers Cause 'RCR Decline
September 25, 1968 - A Step Forward for WRCR (Editorial)
October 23, 1968 - WRCR Innovations Cited
December 12, 1968 - Porcarro Promotes Self
February 5, 1969 - Suggestion For Radio Station (letter to the editor)
February 19, 1969 - Ballin Write "To Set WRCR Record Straight" (letter to the editor, part 2)
February 19, 1969 - Ballin Protests Unfair Coverage of WRCR (letter to the editor, part 1)
April 1, 1970 - Hunter Heads WRCR (picture)
April 15, 1970 - WRCR (Editorial)
November 13, 1970 - WRCR May Go FM
January 28, 1971 - ABC News to Visit Campus
February 4, 1971 - ABC Newsmen Speak - Campus Unrest Not Dead
March 11, 1971 - WRCR DJ's Reinstated
March 30, 1972 - Dr Howard interviewed on WRCR, picture with caption
April 5, 1972 - Webb Kerns inverviewed on WRCR, picture with caption
April 13, 1972 - Kerns Leaves R.C. After Seven Years for Advertising Post (picture)
April 13, 1972 - WRCR Adds Day-time Programming
April 13, 1972 - WRCR Praised (letter to the editor)
September 14, 1972 - WRCR Pressured
September 14, 1972 - Sights On Sounds (column) (picture)
October 27, 1972 - WRCR Receives ABS's American Contemporary News Network
November 3, 1972 - Sights On Sounds (column)
November 3, 1972 - WRCR Offers Election Coverage
November 17, 1972 - election coverage picture with caption
April 5, 1973 - Mayer Elected General Manager of WRCR
September 23, 1974 - WRCR Broadcasts Lampoon
October 6, 1978 - WRCR is On The Air
December 8, 1978 - Changes in Sight for WRCR
January 17, 1980 - WRCR celebrates tenth anniversary (picture) (this is an error, WRCR started in 1963)
February 28, 1980 - WRCR Has New Control Panel
October 9, 1981 - WRCR General Manager transmits difficulties within staff-advisor relationship
October 23, 1981 - WRCR Controversy (picture)
September 17, 1982 - WRCR Requests A New Transmitter
February 22, 1983 - WRCR Rocked by Resignations
November 8, 1983 - WRCR's future uncertain but they're still on the air (picture)
October 9, 1984 - WRCR's home up in air
October 23, 1989 - Radio Station Rebuilding
October 4, 1990 - WRCR institutes changes, sets goals for new semester
October 24, 1991 - WRCR looks to cable to expand listening audience
April 1, 1993 - WRCR celebrates 30th anniversary and goes to cable FM
April 1, 1993 - WRCR celebrates 30 years, How to get WRCR on cable FM, WRCR 30 years of history
October 5, 1995 - WRCR On The Air...Or In the Air

 

 

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