WRSU in the 1940s
WRSU from before the beginning.
From an Idea to reality to the very early Days.
It all started by a group of Post World War Students trying to do the impossible.
And they did it.
  WRSU started at 630 Kilocycles in 1948. If you happen to have any documentation on the early days, please contact us. You memory counts as documentation.
Contact us via wrsu@wrsufm.com

According to documentation (The Targum), 12 College Avenue was supposed to be our temporary home. As usual with Rutgers, 12 College was our home until 1969, when RU build the Student Center at 126 College Avenue.

I realize that the late 40s is 70 years ago, which means anybody that worked at WRSU is in their 90s.That being said, any pictures and recording from that period are especially welcome.

Here is a collection of pictures, mostly from the Scarlet Letter, and the Targum.

Most of the News Paper articles from the late 1940s were saved by Charles Brookwell, First GM and generally reguarded as our Founder.

The Scarlet Letters were in the Rutgers University Special Collections in Alexander Library. I would like to thank the staff at Special Collections for their invaluable assistance.
Click on the year, and then select images. The sounds are little more rare.
There is almost nothing from the early days. It was the time of Disc Recording, or early reel to reel. Expensive methods to save sound. But that is all there was.
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