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WJHU records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-14-140

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents note

Although radio station WJHU existed as a student-run station from 1946 through 1986, these records date only from 1976 to 1978. Included in this record group are the Constitution and By-Laws adopted in 1976, the proposal to make WJHU a non-commercial FM station, as well as correspondence and administrative records.

Dates

  • Creation: 1976-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

All student organization records received prior to 2017 are closed for 25 years from the date of creation to everyone except current members of the student organization, after which they are publicly available for access. Materials intended for public dissemination, such as publications, newsletters, and event flyers, are publicly available for access immediately once processed. If you are a member of this student organization and have questions about our access policy, please contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use note

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical/Historical note

Radio station WJHU first appeared in 1946 when it broadcast over loudspeakers during lunch hour. WJHU-AM first aired in 1955. During the 1950s and 1960s, scheduling cohesion and quality control were limited, although the station did make an effort to broadcast tapes of the MSE Symposium and live reports of the lacrosse games. Proposals were made for the creation of an FM station during the late 1960s, but these focused more on equipment than on programming and met with little success. In 1975, the Chief Engineer resigned and the club drafted a new constitution. During the late 1970s, physical and organizational improvements were added and, in 1979, WJHU-FM went on the air. In addition to news reports and progressive rock, the station broadcast regular shows of comedy, jazz and classical music. In 1985, the University decided to boost the station from 10 watts to 25,000 watts and at the same time take the station away from student control. In August 1986, WJHU broadcast its last program as a student organization.

Extent

0.19 Cubic Feet (1 letter half-size document box)

Language of Materials

Undetermined

Abstract

Although radio station WJHU existed as a student-run station from 1946 through 1986, these records date only from 1976 to 1978. Included in this record group are the Constitution and By-Laws adopted in 1976, the proposal to make WJHU a non-commercial FM station, as well as correspondence and administrative records.

Arrangement note

The record group is arranged in one series and folders are filed alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records were transferred to the Archives by Donald W. Osborn, Station Manager, 1976-1978.

Accruals note

Accession Numbers: 79.111, 83.16, 2019-20.rg.14-140_001

Related Materials

Records of WJHU-FM make up record group RG.10.090.

Processing Information note

Processed by Sean DiGiovanna and Wendell O'Brien.

Title
WJHU records
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA