First Steps: 1951-1971
With its relocation to brand new Union Building studios in 1951, WGRE emerged as one of the most active organizations on DePauw’s campus. The success of WGRE between 1951 and 1971 is a testament to the hard work and dedication of WGRE’s first Program Director, Elizabeth Turnell. Along with Dr. Herold Ross, Turnell helped keep WGRE on the air and at the forefront of college radio during a period of dramatic changes during our nation’s history. The station’s new studios in the Union Building included numerous studios, a control room and ample storage for WGRE equipment and music. The move from Harrison Hall marked a change in radio as stations were beginning to use smaller spaces with fewer studio audiences for broadcasts. The move to new studios also allowed WGRE to expand programming. (more)
Tom Morgan '63 and Ray Williamson '65
In Indianapolis, Ind. covering the press conference of the inauguration of DePauw University President, William Kerstetter in 1963.