WGLT is licensed to Illinois State University and is affiliated with NPR. It was originally a student operated radio station, signing on the air on April 24th, 1962 as a closed circuit radio station. A few years later, on February 4, 1966, the station received FCC licensing and began FM boradcasting. The station became a full NPR member in the 1970's. Both the audio and paper records are unprocessed. In the past year, the university archivist and the station’s general manager (along with a School of Communication professor) started the process to inventory all the audio and paper records.
WGLT (Radio station : Normal, Ill.) (1966 -)
Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives
College or university
14 linear feet; 14 boxes
Performed music, Sounds, Spoken word, and Text
Open reel tape (unknown material), VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C), and 8-track cassette
Audiotape reel, Audiocassette, and Videocassette
College radio stations - United States, Illinois State University, Public radio - Illinois - Normal, and Radio stations - Illinois - Normal
Interviews, Interviews (Sound recordings), Public service radio programs, and Poetry readings (Sound recordings)
The entire collection is open for research.
Unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. Due to lack of playback equipment and preservation concerns, most media items are not immediately accessible. Please see Archives staff for assistance.
EAD finding aid and Online catalog record
There are papers associated with WGLT, but these collections are also unprocessed.
The local origination programs are unique reflections about local music as well as civic life; national programs may be duplicates, but can still contribute to broader NPR archive.