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WCDB Radio Records

1962-1986

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Abstract

This collection contains the inactive records from campus radio station WCDB and its predecessor, WSUA. Materials include meeting minutes, policy documentation, financial records, internal and external correspondence and radio schedules.

Summary

Creator:
WCDB (Radio Station: Albany, N.Y.)
Date Coverage:
1962-1986
Quantity:
3.33 cubic ft. (about 3.33 boxes)

WSUA 640AM, the University's first student radio station, was founded in 1963. It featured music, news programs, and live broadcasts of University at Albany sporting events. In 1978, the station received an FM license from the FCC and became WCDB 90.9FM. Since its switch to FM broadcasting, the station has continued to broadcast an eclectic mix of news programs and free-format music both over the air and online.

This collection includes program schedules and logs, membership lists, correspondence files with the FCC, record companies and syndicated programming vendors, budgetary records and account books, various station constitutions, station policy handbooks and DJ training materials, internal memoranda, promotional materials, FCC licensing documentation, meeting minutes for the station’s executive committee, and several 45 RPM records.

Collection was maintained in the original order after it was transferred.

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives on 1998 November 17.

Processed by: Miles Lawlor and Benjamin Covell

Collection record created by: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on

Published: 2019-03-01 23:00:09 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Benjamin Covell, 2017 March 23

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, WCDB Records, 1962-1986. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the WCDB Records).

Contents of Collection

BoxFolderContentsDate

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11Radio Council and WCEA ConstitutionsUndated

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12WSUA Constitution1962

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13WSUA Constitution1963

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14WSUA Constitution1963-1964

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15WSUA Constitution1965-1966

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16WSUA Constitution1964-1965

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17WSUA Constitution1970-1971

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18WSUA Constitution1968

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19Advertising1972-1973

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110Advertising Council1972

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111IBS-WSUAUndated

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112Campus Relations1969-1972

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113ABC-ContemporaryUndated

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114Training1979

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115MichelsonUndated

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116Cue Sheets Rocks Capsules1978

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117Cue Sheets Rocks Capsules1979

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118Correspondence for Radio Bumps1980-1981

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119"National Student Nurses Association" + "Physical Fitness" Promotional RecordsUndated

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120Jazz Giveaways1981

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121Promo Copy1981

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122UCB-University Concert Board1980

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123London Wavelength1980

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124Mutual Radio Network1982

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125Record Orders1981

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126Speaking of Soaps Promotional Letter1980

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127Cavox Productions1981

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128Crooked House ProductionsUndated

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129O'Conner1980

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130Chuck Cecil/Swingin' YearsUndated

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131London Wavelength's FrontRow Center Program1978-1980

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132Interviews & Front Row Center1980

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133Jabberwocky Radio Classics MailerUndated

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134Rock Pool Promotions1979

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135DJ Schedules Fall '811981

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136J+L ProductionsUndated

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137Broadcast Clearances MayFest1980

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138"Evolution of Rock" Programs1978

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139Intercollegiate Broadcast System Syndicated Programs1979-1982

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140Radio Advertising Bureau Correspondence and Mailings1979-1981

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141Studio Clearance List1979-1980

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142DJ Training Schedule and PosterUndated

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143"Sunday Night Taped" Comedy Scripts1979

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144Progressive Radio Network Broadcast Agreement1982

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145Honorary Member CertificateUndated

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146Program Guides1981-1982

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147Inter-Office CommunicationsUndated

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148Commercials [Campus Media]Undated

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149Current DittosUndated

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150Inter-Office Communications Out1970

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151Master CopyUndated

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152Membership Forms1973

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153Operations Personnel1970

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154State PoliciesUndated

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155Station Handbook 2nd1966

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156Outgoing Correspondence1969

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157Executive Comm Minutes1969-1997

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158Current Minutes1971

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159Earth Nes Correspondence1970-1971

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160On-air Editorials1968-1970

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161On-air Editorials1971-1972

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162On-air Editorials1972-1973

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163Executive Minutes1969 June-1970 May

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164Executive Minutes1969 June-1970 June

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165Executive Minutes1968 June-1969 July

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21Executive Minutes1967 June-1968 May

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22Executive Minutes1966 June-1967 May

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23Executive Minutes1965 June-1966 May

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24Executive Minutes1964 June-1965 May

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25Executive Minutes1963 June-1964 May

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26Executive Minutes1970 September-1971

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27Executive Minutes1971 September-1972 April

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28Executive Minutes1972 September-1973 May

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29Minutes1970-1972

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210FM Radio "Philosophy"1970

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211Engineering StaffUndated

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212SPORTS StaffUndated

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213Secretarial StaffUndated

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214Operations Staff1972

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215Programming Staff1973-1975

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216Music StaffUndated

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217General Staff Spring '731973

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218News StaffUndated

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219Alpha Phi Gamma1966

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220Equipment Inventory1970

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221House of Wong Advertising1972

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222Intercourse, Public Affairs Program1972

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223Iota Beta Sigma1969-1971

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224MembershipUndated

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225Constitutions and Handbook For Iota Beta Sigma1966

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226HermesUndated

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227Record Library1966-1971

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228Iota Beta Sigma1966-1970

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229Intercollegiate Broadcast System1963-1966

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230Inter-office Memos1969-1970

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231Membership Lists1966-1971

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232Letters to Staff1971-1972

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233Interested Fall 19711971

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234Interest Fliers1972-1973

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235Executive Committee1971

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236Members1972-1973

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237Atm Records1970-1977

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238ABC Records1970

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239Atlantic Records1970

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240Bell Records

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241Buddah Records1970-1972

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242Canyon Records1970

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243Chess-Checker Records1969-1970

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244Columbia Records1970

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245Command-Probe Records1970

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246Decca Records1970

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247Dunhill Records1970

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248Elektra Records1970

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249Epic1970

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250Kent1970

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251Liberty/UA, Inc.1969-1970

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252London1969-1972

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253Mainstream1970

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254Mercury1970

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255MGM1970-1971

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256Motown1970-1972

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257Polydor1970-1972

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258B.T. Puppy1970

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259Scepter1970

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260Stax1970

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261Uni1970

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262Vanguard1970

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263Warner-Brothers-Seven Arts1970-1972

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264Miscellaneous CompaniesUndated

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265Station FormatUndated

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266News Department1970

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267News Department Correspondence1965-1971

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268Notice to News Staff1975

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269Election Coverage1970

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270Press Release and Correspondence1969-1971

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271Station Press Releases and Correspondence1969-1971

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272AdvertisementsUndated

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273WSUA Handbooks and Constitutions1962-1972

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274Constitutions 3rd Edition1966

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275FCC Correspondence1969-1970

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276WSUA 1st Edition Handbook1965

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277WSUA 7th Edition Handbook1971

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278WSUA 4th Edition Handbook1968

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279Administrative File1979-1984

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280Contracts1978-1981

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281Campus Center Correspondence1982-1987

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282Marshall Garcia Correspondence1982

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283New DJ Orientation1979

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284Albany Student Press Open Letter on Rockpile Concert1980

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285Executive Staff1972-1973

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286Master Station Memberlists1988

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287Press Clippings1977-1978

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288Executive Committee Minutes Attendance1980-1988

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289Air Waves Magazine Mockups1983-1988

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31Promotional PosterUndated

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32Song Logs1986

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33Station Handbook1980

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34Station Callsign Correspondence1977

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35FCC Correspondence1979-1981

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36The State of New York Emergency Broadcast System(EBS) Operational Plan1981

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37Roof Photographs for FCC1973

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38FM Licensure1975-1977

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39FM Construction Plan1974-1977

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310Emergency Broadcast System Correspondence1980-1982

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311100 Watt Construction1982

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312DJ List1985-1986

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313Correspondence with other Radio Stations1966-1970

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314Promotions1972, Undated

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315Frequency Check Reports1977

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316Ed Perry Associates1974

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317Printing Officer File1982

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318Educational FM Associates1977

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319Program Guides1979-1986

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320Song LogsUndated

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321Correspondence to/from Communications Commission1969-1970

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322Communications Commission Minutes1970

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323Eight Min Format History of WSUAUndated

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324Publicity Promotions Public Relations1970-1972

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325Programming1969-1971

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326Communications Out1969-1971

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327Chronicle1969

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328Correspondence1970

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329Telephone NumbersUndated

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330Press Card Lists1970

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331Programming ScheduleUndated

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332SPORTS1968-1970

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333Office Supplies1970

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334Log Policies1970

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335Administrative Affairs1965-1986

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336Athletic Advisory Board Correspondence1972

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337Alumni Correspondence1971-1972

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338List of Members1965-1970

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339Trophy Order Information1971

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340WSUA Banquet Files1968

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341WSUA Banquet Materials1970

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342Banquet1971

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343Banquet1972

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344Campus Media Inc. Correspondence1971-1972

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345Holmes+Mancini "Whatever Happened/ Once-a-Year Love Affairs" 45Undated

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346Station PostersUndated

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347Station Handbook 7th Edition1985-1986

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348Programming Schedule1979-1986

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349Master PlaylistUndated

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350DJ Schedules Requests1982

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351Master ListsUndated

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352Feature Schedules1980

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353Meeting Notes1979-1981

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354Transition to FM and Press Clippings1977-1979

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355WSUA "Straight Line"1977 February 6

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356Programming Proposals1979-1982

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357Correspondence1980-1982

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358Fountainhead(band) Promotional MaterialsUndated

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359"Jockey Briefs" DJ Reports1979-1980

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360LoudEAST RULESUndated

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361Ledger Book1965

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362Fiscal and Budgetary Files1969-1970

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363WCDB Survey1983

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364Station Founding and 10th Anniversary Files1965-1973

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365Control Administration CommunicationUndated

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366Drafts of FCC FM Application1969

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367Exhibits for FCC FM Application1974

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368Engineering Exhibit for Transmitter Site Change1978

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369AP Radio Files1964-1978

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41Correspondence Received1969-1970

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42Outgoing Correspondence1969-1970

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43Renewal 100Watts1984

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44Executive Staff1980-1981

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45"Attitudes, Preferences and Behavior: The SUNY Albany Radio Survey"1983

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46Executive Meeting Minutes1988

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47Sponsored Events1980-1985

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48Administrative/Budgetary1970-1982

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49University Communication1970-1982

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410WSUA/WCDB HistoryUndated

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411Community Leader SurveyUndated

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412News Programming Files1980

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413National Federation of Community Broadcasting Programs and Promotions1979-1982

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414Capital Cablevision Correspondence1982

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415Schedules1978-1979, Undated

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416Spectrum Public Affairs Program1980

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417Sports Programming1980

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418Havoc Hall Program ScriptsUndated

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419Music Playlists and Surveys1979-1980

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420ABC Radio Correspondence1982