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WCDB Records


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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.


WCDB (Radio Station: Albany, N.Y.)
Date Coverage:
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: 2019-01-08 10:36:25 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Benjamin Covell, 2017 March 23

Archival materials can be view in-person during business hours in our reading room, located on the top floor of the Science Library on the Uptown Campus.

We can also deliver digital scans for remote research for a fee.

Access to this collection is unrestricted.

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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).