Making Waves: Louisiana's Radio Story




WWL

Louisiana's First Publicly Licensed Radio Station
Operated by the Jesuits out of Loyola University

March 31, 1922
Broadcasts First Public Radio Program Ever on the Gulf Coast
— A Piano Recital

1920s WWL Announcer (Courtesy of Tulane Special Collections)

1920s WWL Announcer
(Courtesy of Tulane Special Collections)

Training Communications Operators during WW II (Courtesy of Loyola University Archives)

Training Communications Operators during WW II
(Courtesy of Loyola University Archives)

WWL: Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis (Loyola University Archives)

President Kennedy thanks Loyola priest for WWL's assistance during the Cuban Missile Crisis
(Courtesy of Loyola University Archives)

WWL Transmitter Building (Bob Dunn)

WWL Transmitter Building (1940s)
(Courtesy of Bob Dunn)

WWL Dawnbusters Host Henry Dupre on air with guest Judy Garland (Loyola University Archives)

WWL Dawnbusters Host Henry Dupre on air with guest Judy Garland
(Loyola University Archives)
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