Feb. 3, 100 Years Of WLBL

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Heard On Route 51

Public radio in Wisconsin has a long history of informing and entertaining listeners. This week marks the 100th anniversary of north central Wisconsin’s WLBL signal, which launched in 1923 as WPAH in Waupaca. The story behind public radio in Wisconsin – and its second official station – is a fascinating one, with strong connections to The Wisconsin Idea and the University of Wisconsin.

Shereen Siewert welcomes Randall Davidson, former director of radio services, retired University of Wisconsin Oshkosh lecturer and author of the book “9XM Talking: WHA Radio and the Wisconsin Idea,” for a look at the 100-year history of WLBL and its evolution into the station listeners know today.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Kate Spranger Producer
  • Randall Davidson Guest

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