Campus radio station


Title
Campus radio station
Description
Disc jockey in the booth at a campus radio station at ECU with four turn tables and a large microphone.
Date
1960
Original Format
photographs
Extent
12cm x 10cm
Local Identifier
UA55.01.1510
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
University Archives
Rights
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Comments

G R Allen Jul 10 2021

As the above commenter stated, ECU had no over-the-air station for many years, for reasons both prosaic and specific. The station was a carrier-current operation, which means the "radio" signal was sent out on the electrical grid of the university (and yes, reception south of 10th Street was terrible due to signal loss of all the transformers on 10th St). For a number of years, if you wanted to listen to good music, you had to rely on your own resources.

Tom Zielinski Jun 17 2019

This picture is not WZMB but rather the closed-radio network that did not have call-letters. WZMB was founded and built on the campus in 1980 by John Jeter who recently passed away.

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