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WOBC  Oberlin's student radio station
T. Buckingham Thomas physics Oberlin WOBC Richwood Tom Thomas Chyron Infinit Pittsburgh
As a student at Oberlin College, I became the director of the student-operated FM station.  Most of the articles that mention Oberlin's WOBC are listed below. 

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1950

Behind Grey Gables

Student radio enthusiasts build their very own station, then move it to a vacant garage.

1960

Sportscaster

Starting with a basketball broadcast on December 1, 1965, I soon become WOBC's sports director.

Developing a Sports Show

Correspondence and scripts for our new weekly radio feature.

Letter to Jeff Hanna

Planning the 1966 college-football broadcast season.

Oberlin Digest Copy

Scripts by and for the host, 1967.

Audio Radiance

Previously published pictures of WOBC, circa 1967.

March, Arch, and Vigil

By torchlight, students in the spring of 1967 agitate for liberalized housing rules.

WOBC 1967-1968

Some snapshots.

The Armenian Nightingale

To fill a hole in the WOBC schedule, I play folk-pop songs performed by Jim Gertmenian and friends.

Broadcaster

Letters document my junior and senior years, when I rose to the position of station director.

WOBC Control Engineer's Handbook

Excerpts from the 1968 instruction manual.

Ringo

Remembering the Beatles and radio marathons.

SLATE Wins!

I cover the campus election returns.

Carr Confronted at Cox

Anti-war students march on Administration Building, chant "Kill!"  Dramatic encounter ensues.  (Click on the sidebar about my sources and how this event was recorded.)

Leaving Oberlin College

Leaving the student radio station was the hardest part, according to these letters from 1969.

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1970

Returning to WOBC

Some things are constant at my old college station, especially change.

1980

All News All the Time

If WOBC were all-news, how would I organize it?

WOBC 2001 Reunion

Another visit to my college radio station, this time to observe its 50th anniversary.


The Banner

click the cap for WOBC's current website

 


Broadcasting magazine and yearbook

Taking requests from the Rat