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Accession #MC2010/68a,b
TopicRadio: WBKE Scrapbook
TitleRadio: WBKE Scrapbook
LocationSupplement to Small Box 63
CitationRadio: WBKE Scrapbook, MC2010/68a,b, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceThese notebooks were found in the Office of Public Relations.
Scope and Content

1.  MC2010/68a:

  • Certificate, "In grateful appreciation to WBKE - FM, for your outstanding commitment to public service programming, including You and Your World with the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus..," Bonneville Media Communications.
  • 1974, " Missionhurst, Arlington Virginia, gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Station WBKE. ..."
  • 1974, Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Committee for UNICEF.
  • Circa 1975, Certificate of Distinction to Mr. Tim Speicher - WBKE, from the American Kidney Fund.
  • Certificate of Distinction, Life Saver, from the American Kidney Fund to Radio Station WBKE..
  • Public Service Award to WBKE Radio from the American Chiropractic Association.
  • 1980, Public Service Awarded to WBKE Radio from the American Chiropractic Association.
  • "AWARE presents this certificate of appreciation to EBKE for service in the public interest. Thank you! John Robertson, Director."
  • "CARE Gratefully Awards this Certificate of behalf of the needy people of the world."
  • 1980 Certificate of Merit to WBKE, from the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
  • 1988 Certificate of Appreciation, The National Emergency Medicine Association recognizes WBKE for broadcasting, The Heart of the Matter."
  • Certificate of Appreciation to WBKE by Oblate Media and Communication Corporation (OMCC) and Second Thoughts....."from your Catholic friends, the Missionary Oblates."
  • 1982-1983 IBS Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is a member in good standing.
  • 1987-1988 IBS Intercollegiate Broadcasting System certificate.
  • 1988-1989 IBS Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is a member in good standing.
  • 1991-1992 IBS Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is a member in good standing.
  • 1992-1993 IBS Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is a member in good standing.

2.  MC2010/68b:

  • WBKE related portions of the Oak Leaves.
    • 3 March 2000, Volume 88, Issue 14
      • "Oak Leaves Investigates Campus Media," Iris Lowder, production manager.
        • "Scott Steele broadcasts from WBKE studios, ...A special OL Investigative Report will be looking into the neglect of campus media and information distribution." 
        • Photo by Julie Jovevski.
    • 6 October 2000
      • "Buzzing Better Than Ever," Megan Hineline, Staff Writer.
    • 20 October 2000
    • 16 February 2001
      • Advertisement for WBKE, The Buzz
    • 23 February 2001
    • 27 April 2001
      • An article written by Samantha Wideman, staff writer, regarding the need for a transmitter at WBKE.
  • Scrapbook pages with newspaper clippings and photographs circa 1999.
    • "WBKE Invades MC Airwaves," Demian Poll, Staff Writer.
    • Photograph of control board and the radio personnel.
    • WBKE sponsored events.
    • Articles by Oak Leaves' staff writers, Megan Hineline, Samantha Wideman, Lisabeth Posthuma.
    • 1996 Oak Leaves, Vol. 84, Issue 13, with photo by Dan Schnolis of WBKE on-air personalities Jeff Dupont and Jeff Shafer.
    • Daily radio programming schedule.
    • Listing of WBKE card catalogue with titles falling into different groups. This project was a major undertaking by one individual but was not signed or dated.  The categories were:
      • Classic Rock / Oldies
      • Hard Rock / Heavy Metal
      • Dead "Top 40"
      • Miscellaneous Etc.

For additional material related to "Radio and WBKE," see also:  Manchester College Bulletin February 1947; January 1976 p.7; Oak Leaves 29 September 1960 p.1; 19 September 1963 p.2; 23 January 1964 p.2; 30 January 1964 p.2; 6 February 1964 p.2; 27 February 1964 p.3, 4; 19 March 1964 p.3; 30 April 1964 p.2; 21 May 1964 p.2; 17 September 1964 p.2; 24 September 1964 p.3; 14 January 1965 p.1; 28 January 1965 p.2; 10/4/67 p.3; 17 April 1968, p.1; 4 October 1967, p.3; 16 September 1970, p.3; 21 March 1991, p.6; Photo Box 74.

Date of AccessionUnknown
Bio History Note

Excerpt from "WBKE Invades MC Airwaves," Demian Poll, Staff Writer. Oak Leaves, 17 September 1999:

"For over thirty years there has been a rock solid institution on the campus of Manchester College.  Could it be the blatant refusal to accept society's injustices?  The lofty aspirations of our free thinking liberal arts faculty?

Good possibilities, but wrong.  It's been the campus radio station.

Since the mid-1960's the radio station has been the pulse of this campus.  Now with the call letters WBKE, 89.5 still operates with the same goals it did over thirty years ago.

"'We want to be a positive force in the college community,' said program director Brian Hartz.' 'We like to think that we offer something for everyone.'"


Archivist Note

These scrapbooks were in an unstable condition and were disassembled by the Archivist due to preservation concerns. The cover of the second scrapbook was removed, as were about 1/2 inch of empty pages.  The photographs and newspaper clippings on the remaining pages should probably be removed as well, but it was felt that the layout and placement of photographs were crucial to the integrity of the object, and so were left intact. When time allows, it would be advisable to scan these pages and then dissamble the pages, housing the photos and other materials elsewhere.

Description prepared 4 August 2010 by Jeanine M. Wine and updated 28 September 2011.


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