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'U' Radio Station WUOM
Will Hit Airwaves July 5
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FER 25 YEARS of broadcasting over commercial stations a new
University-owned frequency modulation station will go on the
air at 8 p.m. on July 5.
Just a quarter of a century ago the University ceased broadcast-
ing over its own radio station wich was built by the students n engi-
neering and had the calli-letters WCBC.
The new station, broadcasting upon a frequency of 91.7 mega-
cycles, will give the listener reception free of man-made or natural
static. Accurate reproduction of the entire sound range is made'
possible by frequency modulation so that mrsic may be heard by
radio just as it is heard in the concert hal,. FM also eliminates inter-
ference between stations.
TIE UNIVERSITY STATION has the call letters, WUOM, and is
the only station in the country which has oeen granted a call
letter by the Federal Communications Commission in which the:
letter "U" follows the letter "W." The restriction was made because of
the difficulty of enunciation, but Prof. Abbot finally convinced the
FCC to get the U. of M. into the call-letters. .
Station WUOM will have a basc schedule of 5 hours from 3 to
8 p.m. Monday through riday and from 9:15 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.
In addition, special musical events will be broadcast from the Rack-
ham Assembly Hall, Hill Auditorium and Lydyia Mendelsohn Thea-
ter. Prof. Abbot is also trying to make arrangements to broadcast
the concerts from the National Music Camp at Interlochen.
Two-thirds of the time on the air will be devoted to music and
the remaining one-third to educational talks, interviews, round-tables,
dramatic programs, and news. A *;chedule of the weekly programs is
available on request from the Broadcasting Service, 4004 Angell Hal,
or University Extension 393.
THE TRANSMITTIEfl and radiator tower of Station WUOM are
located on the top of Peach Mountain near Portage Lake, about
16 miles northwest of the campus. The base of the tower is nearly
1,100 feet above sea level and approximately 500 feet above th
Huron River Valley. On top of this is a 4440 ft. tower which will
give a total elevation of nearly 1,000 feet above the average
terrain. This will make it possible for WUOM to be heard within a
radius of 60 to 100 miles from Ann Arbor.
. The present studios in Angell Hall will be used until those under
construction in the General Service Building are completed. In the
new building the Broadcasting Service will have four modern studios
fully equipped control rooms, recording room, music library, and
office space. The program schedule will be expanded when new studi
facilities become available.
Many student organizations will cooperate in the presentatidn of
programs during July and August.
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Coeds Get Chance To Acquire
Skills in Activities Program
Women students are offered an
unusually fine opportunity to get
acquainted with sport techniques
this summer, according to Dr.
Margaret Bell, chairman of the
program of physical education for
In addition to learning new
sports, Dr. Bell said that the small
sports classes and individual at-
tention provide a chance to brush
up on sport skills that have grown
rusty during the winter.
Courses are given at a variety
National Print Exhibit
To Be Held Next Week
The First Annual National Print
Exhibition, from the Brooklyn
Museum, consisting of 100 prints,I
will be displayed from July 1 to 21,
on the second floor, Alumni Me-
The pl Ints include etchings,'
lithographs, woodcuts and silk
screens and range from traditional
realism to abstraction.
of times, and new sections are
opened to meet demands. This
summer instruction will be given
in golf, tennis, folk dance, modern
dance, elementary and intermedi-
ate swimming, Life Saving, pos-
ture and recreational sports.
Women may register from 8:30
a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. daily at Barbour Gym-
Tournament matches in tennis,
archery and golf, open to all
women students, will begin Mon-
day. Entry blanks may be ob-
tained at the Women's Athletic
Building this week, and awards
will be given to the winners.
Small sports equipment, includ-
ing tennis racquets, bats, balls,
bows and arrows, golf clubs and
picnic utensils, are available for
rental at the Women's Athletic
All women wishing to partici-
pate in the sports program must
have a check-up at Health Service,
Dr. Bell said.
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FREQUENCY MODULATION STATION-The University's new F M station, WUOM, will go into operation July 5. It contains a main
control room, the announcer's booth and a small observation lob by. The transmitter and radio tower is located on the top of Peach
Mountain at Portage Lake. Broadcasts from this tower, '40) feet in height, will have a range of lo0 miles in all directions. Most of
the station's programs will be "piped" from Ann Arbor. In addition to FM programs over the University stations, the B'roadcasting
Service will continue to present programs over AM stations in Ann Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing, Kalamazoo and other Michigan
cities as well as the science series over television which are broadcast by WWJ-TV at 6:15 Sunday evenings. Evening musical con-
certs will be carried by the Michigan FM network, Station WUlt) M will have a basic schedule of 5 hours Monday to Friday and two
hours on Sunday. Special musical programs will be broadcast from the Rackham Assembly Hall, Hill Auditorium and Lydia Men-
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At Post Office
Before Next Friday
Checks are being held at the
Ann Arhor Post Office for the fol-
Julian 1, Barish, John A. Biordi,
Gaston E. Blom, Arthur H. Brown,
Jr., Alexander M. Carey, Thomas
L. Edwards, Ernest A. Eibach,
Stanley E Elgart, Joseph Israel,f
Robert H. Juzek, Richard S. Kel-
ley, Seymour R. Lampert, Richard
H. Lovelace, John H. Lyngklip,
Donald J. Merchant, Edwin E.
Middleton, John E. Moore and Ar-
thur B. Morrill.
The list continues with Jack A.
McClary, Harry R. Mdleal, Mur-
ray McConnell Jr., Edward G.
Pita, DeMott Riley, James M.
Robb, Craig M. Rowley, Oscar Se-
borer, Morris G. Sica, Donald J.
Sikes, Albert E. Smith, Jesus L. So-
riano, Elvia R. Spiess, John R.
Swenson, Charles B. Tolle, James
B. Vander Male.
The above checks will be re-
turned to Columbus on July 2.
Stidents To A4ir
The "Michigan Journal of the
Air," first in a series of weely
broadcasts to be presented by the
radio division of the speech de
partment, will be heard at 6:15
p.m. tomorrow over WHvinV.
This week's srit, writtr ey
Galen Wanger and Josh Roadch,
has a decidedly political flavor.
Among its highlights are doc-
mentary narrations on the "new
look" in political campaigning, the
birthplace of the Republican
party, and a story of a political
candidate who wasn't permitte to
vote for himself.
An original radio play by Rob-
ert Powers will also be given over
WHRV at 10:45 p.m. Sundy en
"Workshop Dram." '
The cast for both prodlction';
will include advanced students i
the radio division of the speC!
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