Founding engineer Bill Farmer testing equipment prior to the first Oct. 2nd, 1966 sign-on.
The Barn at UC Riverside circa 1920s: at right is the Barn building that is still in use as a campus restaurant and multipurpose venue, which includes hosting a quarterly concert series co-sponsored by KUCR. At left, foreground, is the former Carpenter’s Shop (no longer standing). Building identification and descriptions courtesy of Andy Plumley. Photograph courtesy of Paul P.
KUCR station building that is still in use, c. early 1970s.
KUCR station engineer and staffer from 1966-2009, William “Bill” Elledge c. early 1980s. Photograph by Louis Vandenberg.
KUCR station transmitter housed in the bathroom, summer 1970. Photograph by Bill Elledge.
Original UCR Highlander newspaper article with KUCR programming questionaire. February 26, 1965. From the Elledge Collection.
First KUCR schedule in the UCR Highlander newspaper. October 19, 1966. From the Elledge Collection.
Original letter from Congressman John Tunney to Hans Wynholds regarding KUCR call letters. April 11, 1966. From the Elledge Collection.
Original copy edit of a piece on the origins of the KUCR call letters. September 30, 1966. From the Elledge Collection.
Janis Joplin on the cover of Inland Empire Now magazine. March, 1966. From the Elledge Collection.
Original KUCR commencement card. October 2, 1966. From the Elledge Collection.
Original thank-you note to Hans Wynholds at KUCR from UCR Chancellor Ivan Hinderaker. May 1, 1967. From the Elledge Collection.
Highlander newspaper article by Bill Elledge on the first year of KUCR, page 1 of 2. Date unknown. From the Elledge Collection.
Page 2 of 2, from above. From the Elledge Collection.
KUCR’s playing card from the “UCR Deck,” c. 1972. From the Elledge Collection.