Dear WGTB fans, friends, staff, neighbors, innocent bystanders:
This summer I’ve been cleaning out the station’s upstairs office in the Leavey center, and in between throwing out old pieces of chicken nuggets and obscure 90′s pop singles, I have stumbled across a small gold mine of WGTB archives, which I intend to bring to life (bring to the Internet) in the hopes of exploring WGTB’s luminous past. This station has had an exciting, cutting-edge, and oft-contested existence, and there are some great stories within these papers. To catch up on the basic back-story, read our history. In the meantime, you can see the first installment of From The Vaults below. If you are a former WGTBer or neighbor with anecdotes to share, or are interested in contributing or have any information that might be of interest, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org — I’d love to hear from you.
Now, let’s begin at the beginning, with the story of WGTB’s launch by Fr. Francis J. Heyden in 1946.