In 1923, 92 years ago, University of Idaho sent out its first radio broadcast of students singing Christmas Carols, heard as far away as Chicago, a distance of almost 1500 miles. That Spring semester, the station became designated as KFAN, broadcasting programs, lectures, recitals, concerts, band and orchestra music, and reports of the games over a wireless network.
By 1945, the radio program again gains interest with the University, and new campus radio station, KUOI, is formed.
Today, KUOI continues to operate as a student-run radio station, now broadcasting over multiple mediums.
Clippings from University of Idaho Student Newspaper The Argonaut
Photo: PG11-R7, Roy A. Bell Collection
KUOI Brochure, Campus Life and Culture Vertical File
I am re-posting this in honor of KUOI’s 70th anniversary being celebrated today. For more information about the festivities, please visit http://www.uidaho.edu/news/news-articles/news-releases/2015-december/120715-kuoi70th.