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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - News. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24411.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - News. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24411

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Transcript What first started as a student volunteer station now has grown to be a staple in Houston radio. Clarissa Arispe ON AIR UH public radio celebrates 60th anniversary By Michelle Reed When KUHF first broadcasted, it was a student volunteer radio station, working with equipment that often failed and spending weeks off air because of it. Sixty years later, it has become one of the largest public radio stations in Houston. On Nov. 20, the station featured a special program called "A Prairie Home Companion" to celebrate its 60th anniversary. "We now have in 2010 — our 60th year — about 400,000 weekly listeners, which puts KUHF in the top-tier of radio stations in Houston," Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs Paul Pendergraft said. "It's an accomplishment for the little radio station at UH that has done a lot of really good work that Houston is acknowledging and recognizing. Now, we have a chance to celebrate it." KUHF's first broadcast occurred Nov. 4, 1950 from the Ezekiel Cullen Building. The broadcast did not go off without a hitch, as it only lasted 30 minutes because the transmitter failed. The station would resume two days later. "In the early days, it was a training opportunity for students to learn how to do what we are doing now," Pendergraft said. "It signed on in the afternoon after school, and it was on until 10 p.m. through midnight each night." The early programming featured rock music, classical music and even show tunes on Broadway. In 1976, KUHF received a grant from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting and was able to hire professionals to run the station. Pendergraft said the format of the station was changed from mostly jazz to classical music in 1986, when KLEF, a commercial radio station, donated its entire music library of 25,000 records and CDs that were all classical to UH. Despite the change, students still find the original aspects of KUHF captivating. "I love that they have the NPR programming," public relations senior Kendall Zurbuchen said. "It lets me know what is going on in the world and gives me traffic and news updates." As KUHF is the voice of the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Grand Symphony and many other cultural arts, Pendergraft said he hopes students will be able to use it as a way to take part in their community. He also said he hopes this achievement will help motivate more students to become interested in radio and participate in KUHF's active internship program. "We're out there in a very public way waving the UH flag," Pendergraft said. "We want the students to recognize that they are a part of the UH family and we're all in this together." News [31]