Promotional giveaway, ca. 1949.

WJBC Radio Collection


Processed by Valerie Higgins
Summer 2007




Table of Contents

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
Eight Boxes.
Collection Dates:
1924-2000.
Provenance: Donated by Don Munson
Restrictions:
Some brittle documents. Use photocopies unless authorized by Librarian / Archivist.
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.
Location:
Archives
Notes:
For additional information, see: WJBC Radio Subject Photograph Collection and WJBC Promotional Material vertical file.

 

Undated photograph of longtime morning show personality Don Munson during an airing of "The Morning Munson Show."

 

Cover of advertising circular, ca. 1956.

 

Historical Sketch
   Shortly after graduating from high school in 1924, Lee Stremlau of LaSalle and several of his friends began making unlicensed radio broadcasts from the Hummer Furniture Store in LaSalle, Illinois. They persuaded Wayne Hummer to apply for a license to broadcast, and they were granted one by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover in the name of the Hummer Furniture Company in 1925. They were given permission to broadcast at 100 watts at a wavelength of 1280 kilocycles and were assigned the call letters WJBC. Stremlau used the letters to create the slogan "Where Jazz Becomes Classic" for the radio station and his business, Lee Stremlau's Radio and Victrola Shop. The inaugural broadcast, which included a speech by the mayor of the city, was praised in the May 5, 1925 edition of a LaSalle paper, which reported that the Hummer store was flooded with calls congratulating the entrepreneurs. In the next few years, the Federal Radio Commission would reassign WJBC to a new wavelength twice, first to 1320 kilocycles in 1927, on which they shared time with stations WWAE and WCLO, and then to 1200 kilocycles, shared with WJBL, a year later.
   In 1928, the fledgling radio station was moved from the Hummer Furniture Store to LaSalle's Kaskaskia Hotel, where it remained until 1934. Prompted by the strain of the Depression, which closed Stremlau's shop and slowed business for Hummer's Furniture Store, Hummer moved WJBC to Normal, providing Bloomington-Normal with its first licensed radio station. While WJBC's transmitter was located in Normal, its main studios were at Illinois Wesleyan University, with other studios located at Illinois State Normal University and the Farm Bureau building. It made its first broadcast from its new home on September 11, 1934. Initially, WJBC only made its broadcasts from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., except on Sundays, when broadcasts ran from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The first broadcasts featured news, weather reports, announcements of farm sales, and Western Union time every hour on the hour. Within a month of its arrival in Bloomington, the station was approached by Reverend Reuben J. Zehr. After an initial thirteen week Sunday program, he became a fixture at WJBC, making daily, fifteen-minute religious broadcasts for more than thirty-five years, during which time he never missed a show. The station also included musical and educational programs in its broadcasts, as well as Illinois Wesleyan University athletic events.
    Arthur and Dorothy McGregor purchased WJBC in 1936, and the station was given permission by the FCC to increase its daytime power to 250 watts. Its new owners not only installed a new, 191 foot tall transmitter in Normal, but also acquired a mobile remote transmitter that allowed the station to broadcast important events on location. This technology allowed the station to broadcast President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to thousands of listeners when he came to the area that same year seeking reelection. The station also began innovative programs during this time, such as its "Man-on-the-Street" segments in which WJBC reporters interviewed local residents, broadcasting their opinions from the sidewalk in front of Bloomington's Biasi Drugs. Local radio personalities of this period included Stanley Lantz, an announcer who would become WJBC's program director in 1940 before moving on to the position of Farm Editor of The Pantagraph, and Campbell "Stretch" Miller, a former ISNU basketball player who became a sports reporter for the station.
    WJBC continued developing over the next few years, getting approval from the FCC in 1939 to expand its programming to cover 16 hours a day. The station made daily broadcasts from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and Sunday broadcasts ran from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. These broadcasts included news, music, theater, programs for women, and religious programs. In 1941, Hugh Gately entered into a partnership with the McGregors, and WJBC moved to new studios on the third floor of the Castle Theatre building that featured windows through which the public could view broadcasts. In March of the same year, WJBC was assigned for the last time to a new wavelength, this time 1230 kilocycles.
    In 1945, NBC's "Blue Network" was spun off to become the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), of which WJBC was a charter member. In addition to its local features and personalities, WJBC began broadcasting network programs like "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," "Terry and the Pirates," and "The Breakfast Club." These network programs also brought in national advertisements during this period, but WJBC's primary source of revenue continued to be local advertisers. The Pantagraph bought WJBC from Gately and the McGregors in 1946, appointing Warner Tiedman as the station's manager. At this point the license for the station was assigned to the Bloomington Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The Pantagraph also launched a second, FM radio station in 1947, known as WJBC-FM. Initially, this station duplicated WJBC programming, broadcasting on channel 268 at 101.5 megacycles. It would be officially licensed on March 26, 1951, and later become known as WBNQ in 1967. In 1949 WJBC's 400-foot tall radio tower was constructed on Bloomington's southwest side, near Route 66.
   The arrival of television in Bloomington during the early 1950s posed a challenge for WJBC, and in response the radio station began making the focus of its programs more local. As a part of this move, the popular "Problems and Solutions" program, in which calls from listeners were aired, was begun by program director Fred Muxfeld in 1953. Jerry Collins, Don Newberg, Bill Walberg, and Jerry Holtz would all serve as hosts of the program, but beginning in 1971, it would be hosted by Steve Vogel, who remained with the program longer than anyone before or since. The program itself was the longest running telephone talk show in the United States, lasting forty-two years, and became one of the cornerstones of WJBC. Over the years, the program expanded from calls regarding household problems, lost pets, and similar concerns to include shows in which listeners had the opportunity to call in and question guests ranging from UFO experts to pediatricians. In one noteworthy "Problems and Solutions" show, women's rights activist Betty Friedan and anti-ERA leader Phyllis Schlafly met face-to-face for the first time. However, even as the scope of the show expanded, it also maintained the local community as its principle focus. In 1956, Loring Merwin, one of the owners of The Pantagraph, sold fifty percent of WJBC and the then WJBC-FM to Leslie C. Johnson, general manager of the Rock Island Broadcasting Company. Johnson then sold twenty-five percent of the company to Vernon A. Nolte, who came to Bloomington to take over the management of WJBC. Also in 1956, Tim Ives, part of the Stevenson family that owned The Pantagraph, joined the radio station, becoming station manager a few years later. Ives would also serve a term as president of the National Radio Broadcasters Association.
    Other changes at WJBC during this decade impacted the entire radio industry. During the 1950s, local radio transitioned from what Professor David T. MacFarland called in his 1979 paper on the subject (item 1.1.20) "a medium offering long, discrete programs to one offering a single, continuous program made up of many short pieces." This "music-and-news" or "Top Forty" format required a means for broadcasters to quickly play short program elements, and the necessary innovation came in the form of the endless loop tape cartridge developed by WJBC engineers Ted Bailey and Jack Jenkins. They showcased their invention at the 1959 convention of the National Association of Broadcasters, where it was an instant success, allowing the format and pace of radio to change dramatically. Other technical changes for the station also came about in the 1960s. In 1961 the FCC gave WJBC permission to increase its daytime power to 1000 watts while continuing to broadcast at night at 250 watts. The following year WJBC was permitted to increase its power to 50,000 watts and began programming in stereo.
    In April of 1965, Don Munson took over the WJBC morning show at the age of twenty-three. He spent the next thirty-five years running this show, giving him the distinction of having more broadcasts than anyone else in the station's history. He later became the station's program director and operations manager in 1972. During the blizzard of January 25, 1967, WJBC played a crucial role in maintaining communication between separated families, dropping its normal programming and instead airing phone calls from people reporting whether they were stranded or safe. WJBC remained on air throughout the night rather than signing off at midnight, and their response to the storm drew acclaim from numerous individuals and businesses in the form of thank-you letters and newspaper articles. WJBC offered its first "Great Escape" to listeners in 1967 as well, taking them on a winter vacation to the Bahamas, and the vacation destinations of following years would include places ranging from London to Australia. WJBC also sponsored community events like the Great Piano Marathon, the Great Race, and the Great WJBC Air Show during the late 1960s, and participated in charity and fundraising events, like the benefit basketball game set up to aid the widow and children of Jay Heitmann, a young football coach at Central Catholic High School who died of cancer. This game pitted coaches from Bloomington-Normal against members of the local media, including WJBC's Don Munson.
    The station built new studios around its radio tower on Greenwood Avenue in 1970, and the Bloomington Broadcasting Corporation began expanding in the 1970s, acquiring the station WGBF in Evansville, IN in 1972. Don Newberg left WJBC to become station manager of this new acquisition, and Don Munson replaced him as WJBC's operations manager. This was the first of numerous acquisitions for BBC, which would include stations from Tennessee, Michigan, and South Carolina. The company would ultimately own 21 radio stations by 2000.
    In 1976, Arbitron named WJBC as the radio station with the largest audience share in the nation, drawing 39.1% of listeners. It would remain first or second in the nation for over a decade. That year, the station adopted its slogan "The Spirit of McLean County," and in 1977 it instituted its annual "Spirit of McLean County" award to recognize local leaders. During the 1970s, station employee Sandy Scott was the primary organizer of many WJBC-sponsored events and contests, such as the State of Illinois Monopoly Tournament, the Illinois Pinball Championship Series, and the WJBC Amateur Minute talent competition. Sandy Scott also started the "WJBC Action Line" in 1977, where volunteers from the League of Women Voters took calls from listeners with consumer or governmental problems. This decade also marked the beginning of the WJBC Brotherhood Tree, which began as an effort by the station's employees to spruce up the office Christmas tree by adding a few gifts to its base that were taken to needy families after the holiday. In the following years, however, the event expanded as listeners were invited to participate, and it ultimately grew into a project that included hundreds of volunteers and served thousands of people in need. A new announcer, Paul Dunn, joined WJBC in 1972, and he would take part in numerous promotional events in the years to come. In 1975, for instance, he road his bike around Central Illinois as Paul "Revere" Dunn, broadcasting his show from the towns he passed through and building support for the Walk for Mankind. 1975 also saw the beginning of WJBC's popular program "WJBC's Forum," a program designed by Don Munson and based on the Chicago radio program "Spectrum." On "WJBC's Forum," ten volunteers from the community with diverse views spoke on air, eliciting discussion among broadcasters and listeners alike. Other notable WJBC employees of the time included Sports Director Art Kimball, Farm Director Art Sechrest, nighttime host Dan Swaney, reporter Rod Neaveill, and afternoon personality Stew Salowitz.
    The 1980s were considered by station manager Don Munson to be the "best of times for WJBC," with WJBC's audience share reaching 40.8% in 1982. That same year, Judy Markowitz, who would later become mayor of Bloomington, was hired as promotions director at WJBC. She was one of the organizers of a project in which WJBC collected shoes from local residents and donated them to Poland in order to help the Polish people through the coming winter, an event for which the station was recognized by the Polish American Congress. The station and its employees received numerous awards during this time, including the "National Headliner Award" in 1985 for outstanding local news radio coverage. Sunday show host Gene Lyle was recognized by the National Religious Broadcasters Association in 1981, and WJBC's Farm Director Art Schrest won several national agriculture journalism awards, later becoming president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters in 1982. Don Munson won Normal's "Outstanding Citizen" award in 1981 and was nominated for the Marconi award in 1989. Although the award went to someone else that year, he won it when he was nominated a second time two years later. WJBC was often among the first to cover significant local news stories during this period, as well. Steve Vogel interviewed David Hendricks in November of 1983 less than a day after the murder of Hendricks' family, a crime Hendricks would later be charged with. Vogel also anchored a live broadcast in Detroit where plans for building a new auto plant just west of Bloomington-Normal were first officially announced. The effectiveness of WJBC's news coverage during the 1980s was enhanced by the presence of talented and focused reporters like Adam Nielsen, L. P. Philips, and Howard Packowitz. WJBC announcers also sometimes took stands on controversial issues in current events, such as when Don Munson spoke against the proposal in 1990 to tear down the historic buildings on the block south of the courthouse and redevelop the area.
    However, the 1980s and 1990s were also a period of great change for the station, particularly in its staff. In 1984, Timothy Ives hired Richard Johnson as Bloomington Broadcasting Company's treasurer and general manager of WJBC and WBNQ. News anchor Alan Sender left in 1988, Judy Markowitz in 1992, and Steve Vogel in 1993. Art Sechrest also had to leave the station after suffering a major stroke in 1994. The Bloomington Broadcasting Corporation as a whole saw great changes as well, primarily in ownership. Prompted in part by the deregulation, which encouraged consolidation in the radio industry and thus increased the value of radio properties, the Ives, Merwin, and Stevenson families that were the primary stockholders of BBC sold the company to a group of venture capitalists in Boston in 1998. These new owners sought to decrease expenses, and the day after the company changed hands, four employees were let go. BBC was sold again in January of 2000 to Citadel Broadcasting, a company headquartered in Las Vegas that owns more than 200 radio stations. This change in ownership again resulted in further cutbacks of employees, and in 2004 Citadel Broadcasting transferred control of its three Bloomington stations to Regent Communications, a Kentucky-based company. Don Munson had stepped down as station manager in the late 1990s, but he continued to host the morning show for three and a half more years before finally retiring after thirty-five years of broadcasting on January 28, 2000, when Scott Laughlin replaced him. Munson also won the "Spirit of McLean County" award in 2000 in recognition of his years serving the community through his work at WJBC and later wrote a book about his experiences at WJBC, Morning Was My Middle Name.
    Although its location, form, and employees have changed dramatically over the course of the station's history, WJBC continues to broadcast across Central Illinois, and it still maintains a mix of local and national focus in its programming. During its coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, for instance, WJBC combined coverage of the events in New York with reports of how Bloomington-Normal residents were reacting to the news. Despite the transformations the station has undergone, WJBC remains a significant part of the Bloomington-Normal community and an integral part of its history.

 

Scope and Contents Note
   The WJBC Radio Collection consists of eight boxes and 41 folders containing materials ranging from 1924 to 2000. Items in the collection include written histories of the station, audit reports, correspondence, memos, newspaper articles, magazine articles, newspaper ads, ad development materials, advertising rate cards, posters, flyers, pamphlets, program schedules, souvenir booklets, notes for radio announcements, catalogues, stationary, awards, notes for Don Munson's book, reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, microcassettes, CDs, radio show transcripts, and Steve Vogel's daily planners.
    Box 1 contains papers related to WJBC in folders 1 through 32. Folder 1 contains histories of WJBC. Folder 2 contains materials relating to the founding of WJBC and subsequent purchases and expansions. Folder 3 contains miscellaneous correspondence, including both letters and emails. Folder 4 contains notes to Timothy Ives following the 1998 sale of the Bloomington Broadcasting Corporation. Folder 5 contains memos and other internal correspondence. Folder 6 contains articles on the station and its staff from 1925 to 1976. Folder 7 contains articles on the station and its staff from 1977 to 1998. Folder 8 contains articles on the station and its staff that are undated. Folder 9 contains Steve Vogel's "Inside WJBC" articles. Folder 10 contains materials from and articles about events WJBC sponsored. Folder 11 contains promotional materials. Folder 12 contains WJBC ads and published schedules. Folder 13 contains materials related to WJBC ad development, including ad mock-ups. Folder 14 contains materials related to the 1960 animal ad campaign. Folder 15 contains materials relating to advertising on WJBC. Folder 16 contains souvenir booklets from 1935 through 1949. Folder 17 contains souvenir booklets from 1978 to 1995 and undated booklets. Folder 18 contains materials on WJBC's Great Escape. Folder 19 contains materials related to the Stew Salowitz Show. Folder 20 contains materials from the day of the "Big Snow" of 1967. Folder 21 contains materials related to WJBC's work during the "Big Snow" of 1967 and the storm's aftermath. Folder 22 contains materials related to WJBC's "The Spirit of McLean County" award. Folder 23 contains materials related to WJBC's Reverend Reuben J. Zehr. Folder 24 contains materials related to the March of Dimes. Folder 25 contains materials related to the Heitmann Benefit Game. Folder 26 contains materials related to the Walk for Mankind. Folder 27 contains materials related to WJBC celebrations. Folder 28 contains WJBC stationary. Folder 29 contains news announcements. Folder 30 contains stock-related correspondence. Folder 31 contains financial papers from 1947 through 1957. Folder 32 contains financial papers from 1958 through 1960. Folder 33 contains financial papers from 1963 through 1998.
    Box 2 contains more papers related in WJBC in folders 34 through 39. Folder 34 contains certificates and awards received by WJBC. Folder 35 contains materials related to Don Munson's book, Morning Was My Middle Name. Folder 36 contains general radio materials. Folder 37 contains materials related to an endurance competition for a car. Folder 38 contains materials related to the network radio show "The Breakfast Club." Folder 39 contains other miscellaneous materials.
    Box 3 contains WJBC recordings on reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, and microcassettes, as well as transcripts of programs. Box 4 contains Steve Vogel's planners from 1975 to 1993. Box 5 contains transcripts from the "WJBC Forum" from 1975 to 1980. Box 6 contains transcripts from the "WJBC Forum" from 1981 to 1986. Box 7 contains transcripts from the "WJBC Forum" from 1987 to 1990. Box 8 contains WJBC audio CDs.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

Box 1: Papers

Folder 1:
History
1.1.1
"Facilities" by Avery Knowdel, Inc., undated, overview of the station, 2 pages.
1.1.2
"Programming" by Avery Knowdel, Inc., undated, overview of WJBC programming, 7 pages.
1.1.3
"Advertising" by Avery Knowdel, Inc., undated, overview of WJBC's market and advertisers, 7 pages.
1.1.4
WJBC coverage map, undated, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.1.5
"WJBC General Information," undated, 2 copies, 5 pages each.
1.1.6
"Broadcast Pro-File," undated, covers 1925-1970, 2 pages.
1.1.7
"Summary History of Bloomington Broadcasting Corp.," undated, covers 1977-1997, 1 page.
1.1.8
"WJBC Time Line," undated, covers 1925 to 1985, 2 copies, 2 pages each.
1.1.9
Brief history of WJBC, May 5, 1949, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.1.10
"From WJBC's History File" by Don Munson, undated, 3 pages.
1.1.11
Transcript of broadcast on WJBC's early history by Don Munson, 1995, 2 pages.
1.1.12
"The Tape Cartridge and Top 40 Radio," undated, 3 pages.
1.1.13
Letter from George M. Lohnes of Lohnes and Culver Consulting Radio Engineers to Vernon A. Nolte on WJBC when it was located in Normal, April 7, 1961, 1 page.
1.1.14
"Items in Cornerstone of New City Hall, June 22, 1962, list includes tape made by WJBC, 1 page.
1.1.15
Letter from secretary of the Federal Communications Commission, Ben F. Waple, to Timothy R. Ives on the history of WJBC, October 29, 1962, 2 copies, 3 pages each.
1.1.16
Letter from Loretta W. Vogt to WJBC regarding the opening date of the station, September 16, 1993, 1 page.
1.1.17
Letter from R. Stanley Lantz to Don Munson regarding the history of WJBC, September 20, 1993, 1 page.
1.1.18
Letter from Karen Ann Hoffman to "Don" regarding the participation of Helen Roth Hoffman with WJBC, March 31, 1995, 2 pages.
1.1.19
Interview of Timothy Ives by Judy Markowitz, January 6, 1988, 2 copies, 22 pages each.
1.1.20
"Archaeology of the Broadcast Tape Cartridge" by Dr. David T. MacFarland, April 17, 1979, 34 pages.
1.1.21
"WJBC's Famous Firsts and Folks," undated, 6 pages.
1.1.22
"Normal Hour of WJBC," undated, photocopy of book page, 1 page.

 

Folder 2:
Founding and Purchases
1.2.1
Application for radio station license, April 13, 1925, 2 pages.
1.2.2
WJBC's "License for Land Radio Station," July 16, 1925, 4 pages.
1.2.3
"Radio Broadcasting Station License: Modified as of July 22, 1936," 1 page.
1.2.4
"Option to Purchase," December 20, 1945, The Daily Pantagraph purchases WJBC, 3 pages.
1.2.5
Contents page of "Radio's Management Weekly," October 16, 1989, 1 page.
1.2.6
Letter from Timothy Ives to Timothy Menowsky, October 23, 1989, 1 page.
1.2.7
"Media Business" magazine, October 30, 1989, Bloomington Broadcasting purchase of WTCB-FM on page 16.
1.2.8
Email from Timothy Ives to "Everyone at Twin Cities Broadcasting," June 13, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.9
Email from Ken Maness to Timothy Ives, June 17, 1998, includes draft of letter sent from Tom Henson to Richard Weening, 2 pages.
1.2.10
Email from Ken Maness to Timothy Ives, June 17, 1998, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.2.11
Email from "RJ" to Timothy Ives, June 18, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.12
Letter from John Fell Stevenson to Timothy Ives, June 22, 1998, 2 pages.
1.2.13
Letter from Timothy Ives to John Fell, June 23, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.14
Letter from Timothy Ives to Alan S. Zimmerman, June 23, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.15
Email from Ken Maness to Timothy Ives, June 23, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.16
Email from "Bill" to Timothy Ives, June 23, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.17
Email from Ron Romine to Timothy Ives, June 24, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.18
Email from "RJ" to Timothy Ives, June 24, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.19
Email from Ron Romine to Timothy Ives, June 25, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.20
Email from Ken Maness to Timothy Ives, June 25, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.21
Email from Ken Maness to Timothy Ives, June 25, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.22
Email from Timothy Ives to Don Munson, June 30, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.23
Email from "Bill" to Timothy Ives, June 30, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.24
Email from Don Munson to Timothy Ives, June 30, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.25
Memo from James S. Tailer IV to Timothy Ives, July 3, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.26
Memo from Ken Maness to "The Whole BBC Team," July 6, 1998, 1 page.
1.2.27
Memo from Ken Maness to "BBC Team," January 24, 2000, 1 page.
1.2.28
"Citadel Communications Agrees to Acquire Bloomington Broadcasting," January 24, 2000, news release, 1 page.
1.2.29
"Announcement - WTCB(FM)," February 21, 2000, announcement of transfer of control of BBC to Citadel Broadcasting Company, 4 pages.
1.2.30
Email from Don Munson to Don Newberg, June 1, 2000, 1 page.

 

Folder 3:
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1.3.1
Letter from L. D. Graham, Assistant Farm Adviser of the McLean County Farm Bureau, to WJBC, March 20, 1941, 1 page.
1.3.2
Letter from Donald Glasgow to Bill and Larry McNatt, September 12, 1941, includes brief description and excerpt from the final version of the proposed program, 2 pages.
1.3.3
Letter from G. M. Butler, Sales Promotion Manager at International Derrick and Equipment Company, to Ellis Attebury, General Manager of WJBC, December 21, 1949, includes information of the construction of the WJBC tower, 2 pages.
1.3.4
Letter from Vernon A Nolte, Vice-President of BBC, to the Federal Communications Commission, July 8, 1961, 3 pages.
1.3.5
Letter from George W. Stephenson, Jr., Chief Engineer of BBC, to Ben F. Waple, Secretary of the Federal Communications Commission, 2 pages.
1.3.6
Letter from Earl R. Stanly to George W. Stephenson, Jr., January 7, 1963, 1 page.
1.3.7
Letter from Timothy Ives to Ben F. Waple, Secretary of the Federal Communications Commission, January 15, 1963, 4 copies, 1 page each.
1.3.8
Letter from Richard J. Smith, Administrative Assistant at Illinois State University, to Timothy Ives, December 15, 1965, 1 page.
1.3.9
Letter from Timothy Ives to Richard J. Smith, Administrative Assistant at Illinois State University, December 17, 1965, response to item 1.3.8, 1 page.
1.3.10
Letter from Sam Stern to Timothy Ives December 17, 1965, 1 page.
1.3.11
Letter from Timothy Ives to Sam Stern, December 21, 1965, response to item 1.3.10, 1 page.
1.3.12
Letter from Bruce W. Yount, Scoutmaster, to Don Newberg, February 9, 1967, 1 page.
1.3.13
Letter from Harriet Jodlowski at St. Joseph's Hospital to Timothy Ives, February 13, 1967, 1 page.
1.3.14
Letter from Hubert H. Humphrey, from the President's Council on Youth Opportunity, to Don Newberg, May 22, 1967, 1 page.
1.3.15
Letter from Loren E. Klaus, Superintendent of School District No. 5, to Don Newberg, June 9, 1967, 1 page.
1.3.16
Letter from Walton B. Isch, County Treasurer, to Timothy Ives, May 17, 1968, 1 page.
1.3.17
Letter from Larry Shoel, WJBC Chief Engineer, to Radio Aids in Lake Bluff, Illinois, January 2, 1973, 1 page.
1.3.18
Letter from Sumpter Logan to "Don," October 16, 1975, 1 page.
1.3.19
Letter from Sam Von Scoyoc of the Bloomington Downtown Council to Don Munson, November 2, 1977, 1 page.
1.3.20
Letter from Edward F. McLaughlin, President of ABC Radio Network, to Timothy Ives, May 5, 1978, 1 page.
1.3.21
Postcard dating from WWI from veteran Roy Thompson to WJBC, February 18, 1979.
1.3.22
Letter from Ben Pitcher, Executive Vice President of the Association of Commerce and Industry of McLean County, to Don Munson, March 15, 1979, 1 page.
1.3.23
Letter from Peter E. Thieriot, Publisher of The Pantagraph, to Timothy Ives, October 24, 1980, 1 page.
1.3.24
Letter from Timothy Ives to Peter E. Thieriot, Publisher of The Pantagraph, October 30, 1980, response to item 1.3.24, includes transcripts of two radio announcements, an article from The Pantagraph, and an article on copyright infringement from RadioActive, 7 pages.
1.3.25
Letter from Timothy Ives, General Manager of BBC, to Peter Thierot, Publisher of The Pantagraph, April 15, 1982, 1 page.
1.3.26
Letter from Eileen McNatt Collins to Don Munson of WJBC, July 19, 1995, 1 page.
1.3.27
Letter from "Jack" to "Tim," 1 page.
1.3.28
Email from Ken Maness to Timothy Ives and "Don," June 7, 2000, 1 page.
1.3.29
Email from R.C. McBride to Lee Vandenhandel of Premiere Radio terminating a contract to carry the Rush Limbaugh Show, August 14, 2013, 1 page.

 

Folder 4:
Notes to Timothy Ives After 1998 Sale
1.4.1
Letter from Dan Brown to Timothy Ives, June 4, 1998, 1 page.
1.4.2
Letter from "Bill" at Radio South Carolina to Timothy Ives, June 25, 1998, 2 pages.
1.4.3
Letter from Sue Garrett to Timothy Ives, June 30, 1998, 1 page.
1.4.4
Email from Bart Brandmiller to Timothy Ives, June 30, 1998, 1 page.
1.4.5
Letter from Don Raines to Timothy Ives, June 30, 1998, 1 page.
1.4.6
Card from J.D. Scott to Timothy Ives, July 2, 1998.
1.4.7
Card from Dick Luedhe to Timothy Ives, July 6, 1998.
1.4.8
Letter from Richard D. Johnson to Timothy Ives, July 13, 1998, 1 page.

 

Folder 5:
Internal Memos
1.5.1
Note to "Ted and Fred" on the construction of the WJBC tower, 1949?, 1 page.
1.5.2
"Notice to All WJBC Employees," August 1, 1960, memo announcing Tim Ives' assumption of the position of station manager, 1 page.
1.5.3
Memo from Timothy Ives to all staff, August 9, 1967, announcement of name change from WJBC-FM to WBNQ, 1 page.
1.5.4
"Report of Threat to Cut Guy Wires for WJB-WBNQ" by Timothy Ives, August 14, 1974, memo to file, 4 pages.
1.5.5
Memo to all staff from Don Munson, April 8, 1975, announcement of beginning of "Forum" program, 1 page.
1.5.6
Memo from Don Munson on the WJBC Personality Bake-Off, February 1978, 1 page.
1.5.7
"Summary of Inaugural Promotion for WJBC Staff Members" by Ellis Atteberry, undated, 1 page.

 

Folder 6:
Articles (1925-1976)
1.6.1
"Hummer Program Praised by Hundreds of Messages," May 5, 1925, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.2
"Station WJBC on Air Tonight," May 12, 1925, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.3
"Radio Station Formally Opened," September 19, 1934, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.4
Four newspaper programming schedules and ads for WJBC, November 2, 16, and 28 and December 31, 1934, 1 page.
1.6.5
"How Time Flies" by Withers Library Staff, reprint of newspaper article from November 5, 1939, 1 page.
1.6.6
"How Time Flies" by Withers Library Staff, reprint of newspaper article from May 2, 1941, 1 page.
1.6.7
"WJBC Moves to New Studios," 1941?, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.8
"New Broadcasting Corporation Formed," June 18, 1946, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.9
"Fred Muxfeld Named to Post at Station WJBC," July 1949, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.10
"Work on WJBC Tower Started," July 19, 1949, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.11
"Steel Arrives for WJBC Tower," August 13, 1949, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.12
"WJBC Tower Goes Up in a Hurry," August 16, 1949, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.13
"Tower Job Not for Sissies" by Wilma Tolley, August 21, 1949, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.14
"WJBC Antenna Christened," August 23, 1949, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.15
"WJBC Switches to New Power Plant Wednesday," December 6, 1949, The Pantagraph, 3 page section.
1.6.16
1 page from item 1.5.15.
1.6.17
Photocopies from item 1.5.15, 4 pages.
1.6.18
"Listen" by Ellis Attebery, October 8, 1950, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.19
"WJBC Project to Focus Attention on City's Airport," September 1, 1960, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.20
"Kemmerer, Chisox Hurler, Joins WJBC," November 13, 1960, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.21
"WJBC Increases Station Power," December 18, 1961, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.22
"WJBC More Than Ready for Logging Decision," October 29, 1962, Broadcasting, 1 page.
1.6.23
"Meter Men, Police Share Dog Problem," April 28, 1964, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.24
"WJBC Wins Four State Radio Awards," May 22, 196(6?), newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.25
"Local Radio to Cover State" by Stanley Lantz, March 31, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.26
"Sky Project," March 4, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.27
"New Call Letters, Format for City FM Radio Station," August 10, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.28
"New Year's Party on WJBC," end of 1967, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.29
"Honesty Rewarded," February 29, 1968, 1 page.
1.6.30
"Sports Scope Wins Award for WJBC," June 8-14, 1968, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.31
"Sounds from Birdland" by Steve Marsh, July 31, 1968, The Vidette, 1 page.
1.6.32
"Mark 45 Years in Broadcasting," November 13, 1968, Rockford Morning Star, 1 page.
1.6.33
"They're Here, Fellows," February 19, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.34
"Open-Air Anniversary," April 11, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.35
"WJBC Wins Four Awards," May 25, 1969, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.36
"On Air," January 1970, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.37
"WJBC in New Quarters," February 28, 1970, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.38
"WJBC in New Quarters," February 28, 1970, The Pantagraph, 1 page (Copy 2, with notes).
1.6.39
"Follow the Kansas City Royals," 1971, magazine clipping, 1 page.
1.6.40
"Brotherhood," December 23, 1971, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.41
"'Stretch' Miller Dies at 62," 1972, includes 2 copies of article, note from Dave Colee to "Don," Dave Colee's business card, and a copy of a photograph of 'Stretch' Miller, 4 items.
1.6.42
"Both Cold? Apparently," February 3, 1972, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.43
"Munson Top Jaycee Winner; Repeat Win for Byron Jones," February 19, 1972, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.44
Untitled article, February 20, 1972, The Tampa Tribune-Times, 1 page.
1.6.45
Three pages from the 1973 State Farm Year, WJBC mentioned on page 26.
1.6.46
"WJBC Wins Four Firsts in State AP Competition," April 5, 1973, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.47
"Big I Radio Football Network Established," October 1974, magazine article, 1 page.
1.6.48
"Newberg to Run Indiana Station," December 24, 1974, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.49
"News on Record," December 24, 1974, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.50
"News of Brother's Escape Brings Joy to Roanoke Man" by Marge Johnson, December 24, 1974, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.51
"Mix-Up," January 3, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.52
"WJBC Announces 2 Top-Level Promotions," January 18, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.53
"City Printing Costly" by Bill Wills, April 2, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.54
"WGBF Trying More Liberal Format," April 25, 1975, The Evansville Courier, 1 page.
1.6.55
"At Law," April 27, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.56
"WJBC Radio Applauds 30-Year Ag Advisor," May 9, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.57
"Young's Yarns," May 18, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.58
"WJBC to Mark 50th Anniversary," May 29, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.6.59
"Disc Jockey Gets Dunking as O'Neil Park Pool Opens" by Dave McClelland, May 31, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.60
"WJBC Celebrates Birthday," May 31-June 1, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.61
"5000 High Schoolers Join in First ISU Career Fair," September 8, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.6.62
"TeleDialer Receives Trial Use," October 17, 1975, General Telephone's Pulse, 1 page.
1.6.63
Magazine photograph of Rick Whitlow and Art Kimball of WJBC, 1976, 1 page.
1.6.64
"Nursing Staff Alerted," July 1976, The Pantagraph, 1 page.

 

Folder 7:
Articles (1977-1998)
1.7.1
"Young's Yarns: Climbing the Ladder," April 26, 1977, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.2
"WJBC in 1924," July 1977, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.7.3
"Whitlow Joins TAS," September 3, 1977, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.7.4
"Media Interest Helps School Athletics," September 9, 1977, Intercity Football Program, 1 page.
1.7.5
"Kimball to Manage WJBC Communications," November 19, 1977, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.7.6
"Company Enters Computer Age," March 11, 1978, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.7
"WJBC Radio Wins Award for Editorials," June 3, 1978, newspaper article, 2 page.
1.7.8
"Stout Heart," June 29, 1978, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.9
"WTAF, WBT Win NBEA Awards," July-August 1978, Newsletter of the National Broadcast Association, 1 page.
1.7.10
"Nancy Blair New Voice at WJBC," August 1978, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.7.11
"Radio Show Celebrates 25th Season," October 9, 1978, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.12
"Bloomington Annexations Include Restaurant Site," December 12, 1978, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.13
"Survey of Top '78 Stories Finds News Opinions Differ" by Sher Watts, January 8, 1979, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.7.14
"Honored," March 24, 1979, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.15
"Two Speakers Set for Women's Forum," April 26, 1978, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.7.16
"Promos Gobble Up Attention" by Tobie Sullivan, May 21, 1979, Advertising Age, partial article, 2 pages.
1.7.17
"Making a Commitment to News" by Steve Vogel, June 1979, Broadcast Communications, 3 pages.
1.7.18
"Promotion Devotion," August 1979, RadioActive, partial article, 2 pages.
1.7.19
"Menotti Opera at IWU," August 1979, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.7.20
"Ambassador Recalls Years at I-State" by Marc Lebovitz, October 1979, Illinois State University Life, 1 page.
1.7.21
"Surrogate Mother Radio Guest," July 31, 1981, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.22
"WJBC Wins Awards in UPI Competition," March 12, 1982, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.23
"Steve Vogel Named to National Board," May 7, 1982, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.24
"How to Win... The Great Quality Game" by Ed Shane, July 1982, Broadcast Communications, partial article, 1 page.
1.7.25
"People Make the Difference," August 1982, Business to Business News, article on page 2.
1.7.26
"People Make the Difference," August 1982, Business to Business News, 1 page from item 1.7.25.
1.7.27
"Hugh Gately, WJBC Radio Founder, Dies," December 28, 1982, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.7.28
"'Rap' with 'Knapp': Musings from McLean County's Meeting Place," June 23, 1983, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.7.29
"WJBC-Jaycee Shoes for Poland Drive," ed. Eugene E. Rosypal, July 1983, Polish American Congress Newsletter, 1 page.
1.7.30
"Making Hay with Ratings: WJBC is a Little Goliath" by Eric Zorn, July 4, 1983, Chicago Tribune, 2 copies, 2 pages each.
1.7.31
"News Directors Elect Vogel to National Board," July 8, 1983, newspaper article, 1 page
1.7.32
"Big Ratings in Illinois for Small=Town Outlet WJBC" by Moira McCormick, March 3, 1984, Billboard Magazine, 1 page.
1.7.33
"Big Ratings in Illinois for Small=Town Outlet WJBC" by Moira McCormick, March 3, 1984, Billboard Magazine, reprint of item 1.7.32, 1 page.
1.7.34
"N.Y. Broadcasting Firm May Commit on WJJD, WJEZ Purchase" by Eric Zorn, March 8, 1984, Chicago Tribune, 1 page.
1.7.35
Newspaper photograph of WJBC 1928 studio orchestra, July 28, 1988, 1 page.
1.7.36
Newspaper photograph of WJBC 1920s studio orchestra, January 19, 1989, 1 page.
1.7.37
"WJBC's 25-Year Don Patrol," June 15, 1990, R&R, 1 page.
1.7.38
"WJBC: Spirit of McLean County" by Ken Behrens, September 13, 1995, Twin City Community News, 1 page.
1.7.39
"Gooood Mourrrning, Blooommmington!" by David Brummer, March 1, 1998, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.40
"WJBC Ownership Turnover on June 30," June 19, 1998, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.7.41
"People on the Move," June 21, 1998, newspaper article, 1 page.

 

Folder 8:
Articles (Undated)
1.8.1
"Here's Mrs. Goben's Apple Pie Recipe," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.2
"Whitlow Named WJBC Service Sales Manager," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.3
"Moline Sportscaster to Replace Kimball" by Jim Barnhart, undated, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.8.4
Untitled newspaper article on new sportscaster Luedke, undated, 1 page.
1.8.5
"WJBC Radio Announces Change," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.6
"WJBC Radio Special on Football," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.7
"Golden Keys go to WJBC, WBBM," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.8
"Bloomington Stations Up For Top Award," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.9
"Newberg Gets Special Plaque," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.10
"Vogel Chosen VOA Commentator," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.11
"Into the Mixer," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.12
"Household Hints Editor to Appear" by Jackie Detweiler, undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.13
"Action Line Program an Aid to Consumer," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.14
"GTE-EEEKE!: Violent Storm Doesn't Displace Telemarketing" by Bill Flick, undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.8.15
"McLean County's Past is Book Topic" by Barb Kueny, undated, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.8.16
"At Banquet," undated, The Pantagraph, 1 page.

 

Folder 9:
Vogel's "Inside WJBC"
1.9.1
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, March 14, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.2
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, March 21, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.3
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, March 28, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.4
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, April 4, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.5
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, April 11, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.6
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, April 11, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.7
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, April 25, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.8
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, May 2, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.9
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, May 9, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.10
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, May 16, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.11
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, May 23, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.12
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, May 30, 1981, article, 1 page.
1.9.13
"Inside WJBC" by Steve Vogel, June 6, 1981, article, 1 page.

 

Folder 10:
Sponsored Events
1.10.1
Ad for the Great Race, August 21, 1968, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.2
"Pontiac Pair Breezes into Great Race Lead" by Tom Gumbrell, undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.3
Newspaper ad for the Great WJBC Hollering Contest, August 18, 1969, 1 page.
1.10.4
"Employee Hollers for Fun," August 29, 1969, Illinois General News, 1 page.
1.10.5
"Air Show Visitor," June 14, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.6
Flyer for the Great WJBC Air Show, undated, 1 page.
1.10.7
"Challenge Jump Near," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.8
"Vass iss der Phlugerhaggen?" October 2, 1971, ad from The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.9
"Benefit Group Deserves Praise," February 19, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.10
"Eight Trophies for Kite Set," April 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.11
"Pinball Wizards," April 23, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.12
"Television Networks Left Out Pinball Tournament," April 28, 1975, Chicago Tribune, 1 page.
1.10.13
"Mike Tinsley Winner in Pinball Tournament," April 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.14
"Sailing Club, WJBC Sponsor Regatta," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.15
"Regatta Results," June 13, 1975, The Yardarm: Newsletter of the Evergreen Sailing Club, 1 page.
1.10.16
"Nozzles Ready," August 7, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.17
"Workshop Set on Tornado Safety," April 1976, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.18
"Twister Workshop Held," May 1976, Outlook, 1 page.
1.10.19
Program from The Sound of America, May 16, 1976, contains two inserts.
1.10.20
"The Great WJBC Midwestern Championship Whistle Off!" September 21, 1977, ad from The Pantagraph, 2 pages.
1.10.21
"Wins a Whistle" by Sher Watts, October 5, 1977, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.22
"WJBC, Legion to Hold Benefit Softball Game," June 5, 1978, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.23
"City Hall Athletes Planning to Make Pitch for Charity," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.24
Newspaper ad for the Eastland/WJBC Amateur Moment, July 23, 1978, 1 page.
1.10.25
"Intent," July 29, 1978, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.26
"Finalist," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.27
Newspaper ad for the third annual Eastland/WJBC Amateur Moment, July of unknown year, 1 page.
1.10.28
"Labor Day: A Show of Unity" by Greg Conroy, September 5, 1978, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.29
Dr. Martin Luther King Awards Brunch program, January 21, 1979, 1 page.
1.10.30
Program for Illinois State University's Swan Lake, February 16 and 17, 1979.
1.10.31
Ad for the Great WJBC/Eastland Central Illinois Monopoly Tournament, June 22, 1979, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.32
"Anti-Trust," June 24, 1979, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.33
Ad for the Great WJBC/Eastland Central Illinois Monopoly Tournament finals, June 29, 1979, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.34
"Monopolizing," undated, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.35
"Monopoly," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.36
"Parade Honors All Workers," September 4, 1979, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.37
"Ho Ho Ho!," December 9, 1981, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.38
Newspaper ad for WJBC and Eastland Mall's Dream Machine, October 1983, 1 page.
1.10.39
"Ex-Pantagrapher gets Christmas Parade Position," December 1, 1983, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.40
"Cow Pokes on Square," undated, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.10.41
"What Goes On Here?" by Bill Wills, undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.42
Newspaper ad for the Eastland, WJBC Pre-Owned Book Sale, undated, 1 page.
1.10.43
"Skydivers Will Try Again at Farmer City," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.44
"Breaks Race Mark at Farmer City," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.45
"Bowling Event Nets $2100 for Heart Fund," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.46
"Bowling Tournament Nets $2100 for Heart Fund," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.47
Newspaper ad for the WJBC/Eastland "Oldie But Goodie Paint-In," undated, 1 page.
1.10.48
"Painted Car, Pizza Gulp Win Prizes," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.10.49
"All Out for Pizza" and "Finals Tonight," undated, newspaper articles, 1 page.
1.10.50
Registration form for WJBC Pepsi-Cola Criterium Weekend, undated.

 

Folder 11:
Promotional Materials
1.11.1
Letter from Hugh L. Gately, WJBC's advertising manager, to 200,000 Central Illinois people, undated (between 1934 and 1941?), 1 page.
1.11.2
2 "WJBC Goes Blue" posters, June 14, 1945, reprint from The Pantagraph.
1.11.3
2 "WJBC Goes Blue" flyers, undated.
1.11.4
Card with address of new offices and studios, 1970.
1.11.5
"WJBC Radio: The Voice of the People!" flyer May 1975.
1.11.6
3 copies of a reprint of a WJBC ad, September 27, 1976, Broadcasting Magazine, 3 pages.
1.11.7
"WJBC Composite Schedule: Football," 1977, 1 item.
1.11.8
"March Madness 1979" poster.
1.11.9
"Match the WJBC Personalities With Their Caricatures," August 3, 1979, 2 pages.
1.11.10
WJBC-WBNQ Christmas card, 1980.
1.11.11
Flyer of WJBC's page in the Illustrated History of McLean County, 1982.
1.11.12
"Register Here to Win Your May House Payment" poster, 1984?
1.11.13
"The Tournament Trail 1988" poster.
1.11.14
"Formal Opening" Program and Program Schedule, undated.
1.11.15
"What WJBC Offers You and Your Family" poster and two photocopies, 3 pages.
1.11.16
WJBC pamphlet, undated.
1.11.17
3 WJBC pamphlets, undated.
1.11.18
4 WJBC pamphlets, undated.
1.11.19
2 WJBC flyers, undated.
1.11.20
2 "Where Agriculture is Big Business" flyers, undated.
1.11.21
2 "The Authoritative Voice in Central Illinois Since 1924" flyers, undated.
1.11.22
2 "Serving One of the 'Top 50' Growth Markets in the USA" flyers, undated.
1.11.23
WJBC wind-chill factor card, undated.
1.11.24
11 WJBC Action Line flyers, undated.
1.11.25
"WJBC Basketball Score Chart," undated.
1.11.26
WJBC Programming flyer, undated.
1.11.27
Letter from Don Munson, WJBC operations manager, to the Bloomington-Normal community, undated, 1 page.
1.11.28
"Let Us Entertain You" flyer, undated.
1.11.29
"Personalities" flyer, undated.
1.11.30
WJBC bumper sticker.

 

Folder 12:
Ads and Schedules
1.12.1
"WJBC," January 31, 1935, newspaper schedule, 1 page.
1.12.2
"Sunday Schedule," January 2, 1939, newspaper schedule, 1 page.
1.12.3
"Now Offering Full Time Service," November 12, 1939, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.4
"Central Illinois Farm Service," January 11-17, 1942, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.5
"WJBC Goes Blue," June 14, 1945, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.6
"13 and Healthy," February 17, 1946, The Pantagraph, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.12.7
"WJBC Schedule for Thursday, July 17, 1947, newspaper schedule, includes note to "Don" from "Peterson" on its source, 2 pages.
1.12.8
"The New WJBC," December 7, 1949, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.9
"Programs for Thursday, May 3, 1951, newspaper schedule, 1 page.
1.12.10
"Thanksgiving 1961," 1961, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.11
"70% Increase in Population Covered by WJBC," December 19, 1961, The Pantagraph, 3 copies, 1 page each.
1.12.12
"Announcing a New Programming Concept," September 11, 1962, The Decatur Review, 1 page.
1.12.13
"WJBC Thanks Bloomington Normal," February 16, 1965, reprint from The Pantagraph, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.12.14
"Iseberg's Titanic Endeavor!" January 28, 1968, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.15
"Follow Your Team on WJBC," March 6, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.16
"WJBC's Jerry Holtz," August 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.17
"Hear State Fair Presents on WJBC," August 10, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.18
"Susie is not OldeGolde but Stereo 101 Is," August 1, 1972, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.19
ABC ad mentioning WJBC, October 30, 1972, Newsweek, 1 page.
1.12.20
"WJBC WBNQ Dominate McLean County Radio," September 17, 1974, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.21
"Win Solid Gold on WBNQ," January 1975, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.22
"You are the Jury... on WJBC," May 1, 1975, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.23
"A Conversation with Fred Young," June 14, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.24
"The Best Seat in the Stadium!" September 3, 1977, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.25
"Tonight is Art Kimball Nite!" September 9, 1977, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.26
"The Driver of One of these WJBC News Cars has $1000 in Cash for You," April 5, 1978, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.27
"Look Who's Ready for Tomorrow Night!" September 7, 1978, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.28
"Look Who Has You Covered for IWU and ISU Football!" September 16, 1978, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.29
"One Place that Stayed Open Through All the Snow," January 28, 1979, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.30
"WJBC Profiles: Nancy Blair," February 13, 1980, The Penny Saver, 1 page.
1.12.31
"Would the Sun Come Up On Central Illinois Without WJBC's Morning Team?" March 19, 1983, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.12.32
"Sports, Weather, Information I Can Use," April 22-28, 1987, The Penny Saver, 1 page.
1.12.33
"Adult Radio Personality of the Year: Don Munson," September 19, 1987, Billboard Magazine, 1 page.
1.12.34
"He Had It Coming: Marconi Award to Don Munson," October 1991, Business to Business, 1 page.
1.12.35
"Miller's Hatchery invites you to listen..." undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.36
"Miller's Hatchery invites you to listen..." undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.37
"Watch for These Men!" undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.38
"WJBC Offers You..." undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.39
Two untitled newspaper comics, undated, 1 page.
1.12.40
Brief bios of Ray Wilson and Gene Drager, undated, from a magazine?, 1 page.
1.12.41
"WJBC Gives Away," undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.42
"Hear Coaches Corner," undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.43
"WJBC News... Sports... Weather," undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.44
"Problems & Solutions Program in the Mall," undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.45
"Arbitron Radio Says: WJBC and WBNQ Dominate McLean County," undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.12.46
Partial WJBC sports coverage newspaper ad, undated, 1 page.
1.12.47
"Radio Programs from Illinois State Normal University over WJBC" Schedule brochure, undated

 

Folder 13:
Ad Development, Mock-Ups
1.13.1
Packet of 7 ad mock-ups seeking advertisers, 5 copies.
1.13.2
"Music," September 16, 1961, ad mock-up, 1 page.
1.13.3
"WJBC," undated, ad mock-up, 1 page.
1.13.4
"New Listening Enjoyment," undated, ad mock-up, 1 page.
1.13.5
"WJBC Gives You Something New in Listening Enjoyment," undated, ad mock-up, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.13.6
"Listening Enjoyment FM Music," undated, ad mock-up, 1 page.
1.13.7
"New Listening Enjoyment," undated, ad mock-up, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.13.8
"Announcing a New Programming Concept" ad mock-ups, July 24, year unknown, 1 page.
1.13.9
"Announcing a New Programming Concept," undated, ad mock-up, 1 page.
1.13.10
"Announcing a New Programming Concept," undated, ad mock-up, 1 page.
1.13.11
Identical letters from Timothy Ives requesting the placement of an ad in the State Journal, the Journal Star, the Herald Review, the Champaign News Gazette, and the Urbana Courier, September 6, 1962, 5 pages.
1.13.12
Identical letters from Timothy Ives to the Radio-TV editors of the State Journal, the Journal Star, the Herald Review, the Champaign News Gazette, and the Urbana Courier, September 6, 1962, included with letters in item 1.13.12, 5 pages.
1.13.13
List of newspapers in items 1.13.11 and 1.13.12, undated, 1 page.
1.13.14
Mock-up of "Announcing a New Programming Concept" ad included with items 1.13.11 and 1.13.12, 1 page.
1.13.15
Letter from R.C. Baker, Advertising Manager of the Champaign-Urbana Courier, to Timothy Ives, September 12, 1962, includes tear sheet of ad from item 1.12.14, 2 pages.
1.13.16
"Announcing a New Programming Concept," September 15, 1962, Peoria Journal Star, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.13.17
"Don 'Morning' Munson," undated, 1 page.

 

Folder 14:
Animal Ad Campaign
1.14.1
"Animal of the Week," undated, text of ads, 3 pages.
1.14.2
Deer ad mock-up, May 15, 1960?, 1 page.
1.14.3
Bear ad mock-up, May 17, 1960, 1 page.
1.14.4
Squirrel ad mock-up, May 19, 1960?, 1 page.
1.14.5
Raccoon ad mock-up, May 21, 1960?, 1 page.
1.14.6
Cat ad mock-up, May 23, 1960?, 1 page.
1.14.7
Kangaroo ad mock-up, May 26, 1960, 1 page.
1.14.8
Moose ad mock-up, May 28, 1960?, 1 page.
1.14.9
Deer ad, May 15, 1960, The Pantagraph?, 1 page.
1.14.10
Rabbit ad, May 16, 1960, The Pantagraph?, 1 page.
1.14.11
Lion ad, May 18, 1960, The Pantagraph?, 1 page.
1.14.12
Squirrel ad, May 19, 1960, The Pantagraph?, 1 page.
1.14.13
Frog ad, May 20, 1960, The Pantagraph?, 1 page.
1.14.14
Monkey ad, May 27, 1960, The Pantagraph?, 1 page.
1.14.15
Bear ad, May 31, 1960, The Pantagraph?, 1 page.
1.14.16
Kangaroo ad, June 9, 1960, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.14.17
Letter from JoEllen Maurer to The Pantagraph, undated, 1 page.
1.14.18
Letter from Arthur D. Feicke, Advertising Manager of The Pantagraph, to JoEllen Maurer, June 10, 1960, 1 page.
1.14.19
Notes on ISU paper rates, undated, 1 page.
1.14.20
Envelope containing 9 metal animal stamps used in articles.

 

Folder 15:
Advertising on WJBC
1.15.1
Rate Card No. 3, August 1, 1936.
1.15.2
Rate Card No. 21, September 1, 1964, 2 Copies.
1.15.3
Rate Card No. 21N, October 1, 1964, 2 Copies.
1.15.4
Rate Card No. 22, March 15, 1967, 2 Copies.
1.15.5
Rate Card No. 22N, March 15, 1967, 2 Copies.
1.15.6
Rate Card No. 23, December 1, 1967.
1.15.7
Rate Card No. 23N, December 15, 1967.
1.15.8
Rate Card No. 24, December 31, 1968, 3 Copies.
1.15.9
Rate Card No. 24N, December 31, 1968, 3 Copies.
1.15.10
"WJBC: The Road to Increased Sales," 1938, 4 pages.
1.15.11
"WJBC Invites You To Get In Line..." undated, 1 page.
1.15.12
"New Sails Coming Your Way," undated, 1 page.
1.15.13
"WJBC Gets Down to Facts" report on the size of the Bloomington trading area, undated, 3 pages.
1.15.14
"Radio Broadcast an Effective, Resultful Advertising Medium..." report by WJBC, undated, 29 pages.
1.15.15
Advertising Agreement between WJBC and Capen Insurance Agency, December 14, 1961, 1 page.

 

Folder 16:
Souvenir Booklets (1935-1949)
1.16.1
"The Voice of Central Illinois," 1935, souvenir booklet from first anniversary of move to Bloomington program, 2 copies.
1.16.2
Photocopies of item 1.16.1.
1.16.3
"WJBC: Illinois' Leading Local Station," 1938, 9 pages.
1.16.4
"WJBC: Illinois' Leading Local Station," undated, 10 pages.
1.16.5
"WJBC: Voice of Central Illinois," between 1934 and 1941, 6 pages.
1.16.6
"Household Hints," 1949, 5 copies.

 

Folder 17:
Souvenir Booklets (1978-1995 and Undated)
1.17.1
Problems & Solutions Show 25th anniversary souvenir booklet, October 24, 1978 (4 Copies).
1.17.2
"Interesting, Amusing, Fascinating Facts About McLean County," 1982.
1.17.3
"Radio the Way it Ought to Be... 70th Anniversary," spring 1995 (2 Copies).
1.17.4
"The WJBC Celebrities' Choice Holiday Recipes," undated.
1.17.5
"WJBC Christmas Gift Suggestions," undated (4 Copies).
1.17.6
"The Sounds of Christmas," undated (2 Copies).

 

Folder 18:
WJBC's Great Escape
1.18.1
"Las Vegas Caravan" pamphlet, 1974.
1.18.2
"Enchanted Europe" leaflet, 1987.
1.18.3
"WJBC Swiss Treat Great Escape" leaflet, 1999.

 

Folder 19:
Stew Salowitz Show
1.19.1
"Gentel and Employees to be Featured on WJBC's Stew Salowitz Show January 31," January 25, 1978, General News, 1 page.
1.19.2
"Meet Stew Salowitz Week" memo, January 31, 1978, 1 page.
1.19.3
"Tune in for State Farm Day," February 1978, magazine article, 1 page.
1.19.4
"Participants All," February 10, 1978, Alfi News, 1 page.
1.19.5
Letter from John C. Stradal, Public Information Administrator at the General Telephone Company of Illinois, to Sandy Scott, February 16, 1978, 1 page.
1.19.6
"GTI Featured on Radio Broadcast," February 17, 1978, Pulse, 1 page.
1.19.7
"Stew Salowitz Show," undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.19.8
"Have You Met Stew Salowitz?" undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.

 

Folder 20:
Big Snow of 1967
1.20.1
145 pages of notes and announcements.

 

Folder 21:
Aftermath of the Big Snow of 1967
1.21.1
"No Day for the Timid, Even on Route 66," January 27, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.21.2
"Storm Immobilizes Wide Area of Midwest" and other articles on the snowstorm, January 27, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.21.3
"Rural Residents Open Homes to 50 Children,"other snow-storm related articles, and an ad for WJBC's March of Dimes radio auction, January 27, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.21.4
"Area Making Recovery from Effects of Snow" and other snowstorm-related articles, January 28, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.21.5
"Cold Air Follows Snow Into State" and other snowstorm-related articles, January 28, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.21.6
"Brr!! We're Marooned, Area Towns Report" and other snowstorm-related articles, January 28, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.21.7
"The Harsh, Pleasant Messages of a Storm," January 28, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.21.8
"WJBC Says Thank You," February 1, 1967, newspaper ad, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.21.9
"Thank You... Good People!" by WIOK, February 1, 1967, newspaper ad, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.21.10
"Grateful for Help of WJBC, WIOK" by Loren E. Klaus, February 6, 1967, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.21.11
"Thank you... Laesch Dairy Customers," undated, newspaper ad, 1 page.
1.21.12
"Proud of Local Radio Stations" by Lyle F. Peckmann, undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.21.13
Resolution by the Town of Normal commending the efforts of those who helped during the emergency, undated, 1 page.
1.21.14
33 thank you notes from various community members to WJBC for their services during the snowstorm, January 26-March 2, 1967.
1.21.15
28 thank you notes from Timothy Ives to various community members for their letters, February 9, 1967.

 

Folder 22:
The Spirit of McLean County Award
1.22.1
List of Spirit of McLean County Award winners, 1977-1996, undated, 1 page.
1.22.2
"'Spirit of McLean County' Award Goes to English," 1977, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.22.3
"Dr. Stevenson Bloomington M.D. Wins Service Award," February 5, 1978, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.22.4
"McKnight Honored for Service to McLean," 1982, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.22.5
"Mrs. Hartley Wins WJBC Spirit Award," April 14, 1983, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.22.6
"WJBC Presents 'Spirit' Award," May 1983, ACI News & Views, 1 page.
1.22.7
"Munson Caps WJBC Career With Community Spirit Award," January 28, 2000, The Pantagraph, 1 page.

 

Folder 23:
Reverend Reuben J. Zehr
1.23.1
"Fifteen Years on the Air," June 16, 1949, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.23.2
Letter from Timothy Ives to Rev. Zehr, October 22, 1964, 2 pages.
1.23.3
Letter from Timothy Ives to the editor of Broadcasting regarding Rev. Zehr, November 12, 1964, 1 page.
1.23.4
"Long Run," November 23, 1964, Broadcasting, 1 page.
1.23.5
"40-Year Mark for Rev. Zehr," August 1968, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.23.6
"Zehr Marks 35 Years of Radio Sermons," October 4, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.23.7
"Your Radio Pastor Welcomes You," October 5, 1969, souvenir leaflet.
1.23.8
"The Word of God Going Forth," undated, souvenir leaflet.
1.23.9
"God's Half Hour," undated, photocopy from item 1.17.5, 1 page.

 

Folder 24:
March of Dimes
1.24.1
"950 Items Up for Auction," January 29, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.24.2
"Dimes Auction Nets $7,472," January 30, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.24.3
Thank you letter from C.F. Tot Baldini at the National Foundation-March of Dimes McLean County Chapter, to Timothy Ives, February 13, 1967, 1 page.
1.24.4
"Dimes Auction Set for Weekend" by Dick Streckfuss, January 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.24.5
"Radio Drive in 25th Year of Hope" by Sandy Spencer, January 19, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.24.6
"Radio Auction Nets $17,407," January 27, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.24.7
"Record," February 1, 1977, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.24.8
"Bears Play Local Team in Basketball," February 5, 1978, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.24.9
"Blitz or Charge?" February 5, 1978, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.24.10
"Cub Cagers to Play for March of Dimes," January 19, 1979, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.24.11
"'Dimes' Auction Earns $8,000," undated, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.24.12
"Family Radio Event of the Year," undated, newspaper article, 2 pages.
1.24.13
"Celebrating 77 Years of Service," undated, flyer with section on "March of Dimes," 1 page.

 

Folder 25:
Heitmann Benefit Game
1.25.1
"Munson Quits, Stages Sit-In," February 16, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.25.2
"Press Team Hindered; Players Head South," March 9, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.25.3
"Munson Deluged by Press Requests," March 16, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.25.4
"Olympic Gymnast at Benefit Game" and "Unworthy Player Award," March 26, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.25.5
3 opinion polls, March 28, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.25.6
"The Halftime Show," March 29, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.25.7
"Favors Coaches Over Press in Heitmann Benefit Game" by Jim Barnhart, March 30, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.25.8
"Local AFS Schedules Basketball Games," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.25.9
"Class Will Tell-Press Trips Coaches, 45-41" by James Naismith, March 31, 1969, The Pantagraph, 1 page (2 Copies).
1.25.10
"Unvaluable Player," April 3, 1969, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.25.11
"Heitmann Benefit Receipts Near $5,200," undated, newspaper article, 1 page.

 

Folder 26:
Walk for Mankind
1.26.1
"McLean County's 2nd Walk Quadruples!!" August 1974, Illinois' Footpaths leaflet.
1.26.2
"Walk for Mankind Scheduled for May 10" by Sandy Spencer, April 27, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.26.3
"Walk for Mankind to Furnish Medical Aid," May 10, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.26.4
"Paul Dunn Arrives" by Michelle Whitehouse, April 29, 1975, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.26.5
"Paul Dunn's Visit," May 8, 1975, Gibson City Courier, 1 page.
1.26.6
Untitled article on Paul "Revere" Dunn, May 8, 1975, The Saybrook Gazette, 1 page.
1.26.7
"Rally with 'Revere,'" May 10, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
1.26.8
Untitled newspaper article on Paul "Revere" Dunn, 1975?, 1 page.
1.26.9
"Paul 'Revere' Dunn Show Here Today," 1975?, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.26.10
"Festivities Planned for WJBC's Paul Revere Dunn," 1975?, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.26.11
Untitled newspaper article on Paul "Revere" Dunn, 1975?, 1 page.
1.26.12
Untitled newspaper article on Paul "Revere" Dunn, 1975?, 1 page.
1.26.13
News announcement on the Walk for Mankind, May 10, 1975, 1 page.
1.26.14
"Paul Revere Rides Again," Spring 1976, Illinois' Footpaths leaflet.
1.26.15
"Walk for Mankind Officials Named," May 22, 1976, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.26.16
"Walk for Mankind," June 9, 1977, The Saybrook Gazette, 1 page.
1.26.17
Thank you letter from Jan Pritts, Division Director of Project Concern's Walk for Mankind, to Don Munson, May 24, 1978, 1 page.
1.26.18
"Walkers Ready Final Preparations" by Sandy Spencer, undated, newspaper article, 1 page.
1.26.19
"Seen on the Walk Scene," undated, article, 1 page.
1.26.20
"Mirthful Munson Digs Walking, Chapter Pays," undated, The Barber Post, 1 page.

 

Folder 27:
Celebrations
1.27.1
Invitation to 35th anniversary open house from Vernon A. Nolte, December 23, 1959, 1 page.
1.27.2
Invitation to 35th anniversary open house from Vernon A. Nolte, December 23, 1959, 1 page, includes handwritten notes altering it for 1960 and 1965.
1.27.3
Invitation from WJBC and Automatic Tape Control to second annual cocktail party, December 17, 1960, 1 page.
1.27.4
Invitation from WJBC and Automatic Tape Control to second annual cocktail party, December 17, 1960, 1 page, includes handwritten notes altering it for 1961.
1.27.5
Invitation from WJBC to the third annual cocktail party, December 18, 1961, 1 page.
1.27.6
Cocktail party entry card, December 28, 1961, includes handwritten notes altering it for 1965.
1.27.7
Cocktail party entry card, December 27, 1962.
1.27.8
Cocktail party entry card, December 28, 1963, 2 copies.
1.27.9
Letter from Henry W. Capen to Timothy Ives regarding the cocktail party, December 31, 1964, 1 page and envelope.
1.27.10
Letter from Bloomington Mayor Bob McGraw to Timothy Ives regarding the cocktail party, January 7, 1965, 1 page.
1.27.11
Letter from Jack Bowles to Timothy Ives regarding the Christmas party, January 7, 1965, 1 page.
1.27.12
Invitation to 41st anniversary open house from Timothy Ives, December 15, 1965, 1 page.
1.27.13
Letter from Senator Everett M. Dirksen to Timothy Ives regarding the WJBC open house, December 20, 1965, 1 page.
1.27.14
Letter enclosed with tickets for the "Problems and Solutions" 20th anniversary program from Steve Vogel, September 20, 1973, 1 page.
1.27.15
Letter enclosed with tickets from the "Problems and Solutions" 25th anniversary program from Steve Vogel, 1978?, 1 page and envelope.

 

Folder 28:
Stationary
1.28.1
7 official WJBC envelopes, 6 different styles.
1.28.2
6 sheets of official WJBC letterhead, 3 different styles.

 

Folder 29:
News Announcements
1.29.1
Announcement of world's record set by Don Munson, July 27, 1972, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.29.2
"Pinball," April 23, 1975, 1 page.
1.29.3
"Radio Warning," January 8, 1976, 1 page.
1.29.4
Announcement of winner of The Great Race, August 24, year unknown, 1 page.
1.29.5
Announcement of WJBC being named A-P Station of the Year by the Illinois News Broadcasters Association, undated, 1 page.

 

Folder 30:
Stock-Related Materials
1.30.1
Letter from Robert W. Retzold at the IRS to Merrick Hayes, includes letter from Robert W. Petzold to Evergreen Communications regarding the tax consequences of the proposed acquisition of BBC, March 14, 1977, 14 pages.
1.30.2
"Special Meeting of the Board of Directors Bloomington Broadcasting Corporation," May 16, 1977, includes amendments to the Certificate of Incorporation and a plan of recapitalization, 9 pages.
1.30.3
Letter to the shareholders of Evergreen Communications, October 12, 1977, 2 copies, 4 pages each.
1.30.4
Letter from Davis U. Merwin to Timothy Ives, October 13, 1977, 2 pages.
1.30.5
Letter from Merrick Hayes to Timothy Ives, November 7, 1977, 2 copies, 2 pages each.
1.30.6
Letter from Timothy Ives to Rollin C. Montelius IV, April 17, 1987, 2 pages.
1.30.7
Letter from Timothy Ives(?) to "Jill," May 10, 1988, 1 page.
1.30.8
Letter from Timothy Ives to Marjorie Merwin, July 27, 1988, 2 pages.
1.30.9
Letter from Miles L. Merwin to Timothy Ives, February 22, 1990, 1 page.
1.30.10
Letter from Timothy Ives to Miles L. Merwin, February 27, 1990, response to item 1.30.9, 2 copies, 2 pages each.
1.30.11
Letter from Beach Clow to Timothy Ives, February 26, 1990, includes business card, 2 pages.
1.30.12
Letter from Timothy Ives to Beach Clow, March 2, 1990, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.30.13
Letter from Timothy Ives to BBC shareholders, March 26, 1990, 1 page.
1.30.14
Letter from Ron Romine to Timothy Ives, October 22, 1990, 1 page.
1.30.15
Letter from Ron Romine to Timothy Ives, October 23, 1990, 1 page.
1.30.16
"Common Stock Bloomington Broadcasting Corporation," December 3, 1990, includes 4 filled out proxy forms and a proxy form draft, 6 pages.
1.30.17
Letter from Timothy Ives to Borden Stevenson, December 3, 1990, 2 copies, 1 page each.
1.30.18
Letter from Timothy Ives to Miles Merwin, January 3, 1991, 1 page.
1.30.19
Letter from Timothy Ives to Jamie Merwin, March 29, 1991, 1 page.
1.30.20
Letter from Timothy Ives to Adlai Stevenson III, March 29, 1991, 1 page.
1.30.21
Letter to BBC shareholders, November 14, 1991, 3 pages.
1.30.22
Letter from Timothy Ives to Adlai Stevenson III, November 15, 1991, 1 page
1.30.23
Letter from James Tailer to Timothy Ives, December 5, 1991, 1 page.
1.30.24
Letter from Timothy Ives to James Tailer, December 17, 1991, response to item 1.30.23, 1 page.
1.30.25
Letter from Merrick Hayes to Timothy Ives, May 15, 1995, 1 page.

 

Folder 31:
Financial Papers (1947-1957)
1.31.1
1947 Audit Report, March 31, 1948, includes letter from Denver A. Busby, public accountant, to BBC Board of Directors, 11 pages.
1.31.2
1948 Audit Report, March 23, 1949, 11 pages.
1.31.3
1949 Audit Report, February 21, 1950, 10 pages.
1.31.4
1950 Audit Report, February 21, 1950, 10 pages.
1.31.5
1951 Balance Sheet, 5 pages.
1.31.6
1952 Audit Report, February 4, 1953, 7 pages.
1.31.7
1953 Audit Report, February 9, 1954, 7 pages.
1.31.8
1954 Audit Report, January 21, 1955, 7 pages.
1.31.9
1955 Audit Report, January 16, 1956, 9 pages.
1.31.10
Balance Sheet, 1947-1955, 1 page.
1.31.11
1956 Audit Report, February 6, 1957, 12 pages.
1.31.12
1957 Audit Report, February 20, 1958, 13 pages.

 

Folder 32:
Financial Papers (1958-1960)
1.32.1
January 1-June 30, 1958 Audit Report, August 19, 14 pages.
1.32.2
July 1-December 31, 1958 Audit Report, January 19, 1959, 12 pages.
1.32.3
Comparative statement of profit and loss for 1957 and 1958, included with item 1.32.2, 3 pages.
1.32.4
Financial Statement for 1958, 11 pages.
1.32.5
Financial Statement for 1959, 11 pages.
1.32.6
1959 Audit Report, February 11, 1960, 13 pages.
1.32.7
1960 Audit Report, January 29, 1961, 14 pages.

 

Folder 33:
Financial Papers (1963-2010)
1.33.1
1963 Audit Report, January 20, 1964, 28 pages.
1.33.2
1964 Audit Report, January 13, 1965, 29 pages.
1.33.3
1965 Audit Report, January 28, 1966, 29 pages.
1.33.4
1978 Delaware Tax Report, October 21, 1978, includes letter from Merrick Hayes to 1230 Communications Corporation, December 5, 1978, 2 pages.
1.33.5
1979 Annual Report, March 14, 1979, 3 pages.
1.33.6
1981 Annual Report, February 27, 1981, includes letter from the Office of the Secretary of State requesting corrections, 4 pages.
1.33.7
1980 Delaware Tax Report, February 28, 1981, includes letter from Merrick Hayes to 1230 Communications Corporation, November 19, 1980, 2 pages.
1.33.8
BBC Monthly Budget Report, June 22, 1998, 1 page.
1.33.9
Management Summary Report, June 27, 1998, 1 page.
1.33.10
Letter from Regent Communications, Inc. to McLean County Museum of History concerning advertising continuing despite bankruptcy, March 1, 2010
1.33.11
Notice of Commencement of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases, meeting of creditors and fixing of certain dates: In re: Regent Communcations, Inc., (debtors), March 2, 2010

Box 2: Papers Continued

Folder 1:
Certificates and Awards
2.1.1
Proclamation of May as National Radio Month, May 19, 1975, 1 page.
2.1.2
Certificate from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1977?, 1 page.
2.1.3
Annual Activities Report of the McLean County Mental Health Association, 1978, lists WJBC/WBNQ as winner of the Media Appreciation Award, 1 page.
2.1.4
Certificate from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1978, 1 page.
2.1.5
Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Home Economics at ISU, May 4, 1978, 1 page.
2.1.6
Certificate of Merit from the Epilepsy Foundation of America, January 1979, 1 page.
2.1.7
Citation of Merit from the Polish American Congress, undated, 1 page.
2.1.8
Certificate from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, undated, 1 page.

 

Folder 2:
Don Munson's Book
2.2.1
10 pages of notes for the 1960s.
2.2.2
"Remember the Times: Don Munson Begins Working for WJBC, Sunday, April 18, 1965," 1990, 1 page.
2.2.3
Letter from Mary Bartrum to Don Munson regarding his book, November 2, 2004, 1 page and envelope.
2.2.4
"WJBC Munson Book and Photo Files," 2004, CD.

 

Folder 3:
General Radio Materials
2.3.1
"New 1930 International Radio Atlas."
2.3.2
"New 1932 International Radio Atlas."
2.3.3
"Radio News for the Woman's Hour," May-June 1941, pamphlet.
2.3.4
"The Biggest Thing in Radio," September 18, 1949, Chicago Sunday Tribune, 1 page.
2.3.5
"The Communications Act of 1934 (Revised to September 13, 1960)."
2.3.6
"CirculationPulse 1968: Station Report, Illinois."
2.3.7
"CirculationPulse 1968: County Report, Illinois."
2.3.8
"Automatic Broadcasting as Easy as ATC..." booklet, includes 3 page letter from N. Elmo Franklin of ATC to broadcasters, September 6, 1965.
2.3.9
"The Radio Code," June 1975.
2.3.10
"Sample Program Log for 'RFD Illinois,' undated, 1 page.
2.3.11
American Information Radio Network pamphlet, undated.
2.3.12
Mailing from Timothy Ives seeking support for the National Radio Broadcasters Association, undated.
2.3.13
The Handbook For Publicity Chairmen booklet (2 copies)

 

Folder 4:
Car Competition
2.4.1
"Handy," October 17, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
2.4.2
"'Hands Off' the Car" by D. Wesley Smith, October 18, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
2.4.3
"Dogged: Hopes of Winning a New Car Keep Foursome Hanging On," October 19, 1975, The Pantagraph, 1 page.
2.4.4
"More Than 72 Hours Later, LeRoy Woman Wins Car," October 20, 1975, The Pantagraph, 2 pages, some pieces missing.

 

Folder 5:
Breakfast Club
2.5.1
1947 Yearbook.
2.5.2
"Fifteen Years of Corn for Breakfast" by Larry Wolters, June 20, 1948, Chicago Sunday Tribune, 1 page.
2.5.3
"Breakfast Club on Tour, undated, newspaper article, 2 pages.

 

Folder 6:
Miscellaneous
2.6.1
"Ribbon Cutting for Clothing Store," March 3, 1970, The Pantagraph, man with microphone in center is WJBC's Bill Walberg, 1 page.
2.6.2
"Redbirds vs. Western Illinois," October 29, 1977, ISU Sports Magazine, 1 page.
2.6.3
Proclamation by Town of Normal of November 13-19, 1977 as Farm-City Week, 1 page.
2.6.4
Third Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Awards Brunch program, January 21, 1979.
2.6.5
Newspaper clipping of several articles, January 27, 1967, The Pantagraph, 1 page.

 

Box 3: Recordings and Transcripts

Folder 1: Handwritten History Interview Transcripts
3.1.1 "Old Hass Radborne," Don Munson and Cal Pritner, undated, 5 pages.
3.1.2 "The 'Draw Gate' Near Hudson," Don Munson and Greg Koos, undated, 5 pages.
3.1.3 "The Illinois Central R.R.," Don Munson and Greg Koos, undated, 4 pages.
3.1.4 "Duncan Manor," Don Munson and Greg Koos, undated, 3 pages.
3.1.5 "Betzer Park," Don Munson and Greg Koos, undated, 3 pages.
3.1.6 "Route 66," Don Munson and Greg Koos, undated, 5 pages.
3.1.7 "Pleasant Hill," Don Munson and Greg Koos, undated, 4 pages.

 

Folder 2:
Typed History Interview Transcripts
3.2.1
12 history interviews by Don Munson, Greg Koos, and Martin Wykoff, transcribed by Maggie Barnes, undated, 36 pages.
3.2.2
History interviews by Don Munson and Greg Koos, undated, 43 pages, incomplete?

 

Reel-to-Reel Tapes without Cases
"1978 Master Contest," reel-to-reel tape.
"Afternoon After Hendricks Murders," November 9, 1983, reel-to-reel tape.
"MUNS-Vogel 845A Recap," November 9, 1983, reel-to-reel tape.
"Best Newscast," April 13, 1988, reel-to-reel tape.
"1990 Contest Entry Master," reel-to-reel tape.
"2001, a Vogel Odyssey Interview" by Glenn Gardner, reel-to-reel tape.
"AP Best Spot News Coverage," undated, small reel-to-reel tape.
Unidentified small reel to reel tape, undated.

 

Reel-to-Reel Tapes in Cases
Interviews with bankers and businessmen during open houses, October 3 and 4, 1961, reel-to-reel tape.
15 voice tracks in reaction to Adlai Stevenson II's death, July 1965?, reel-to-reel tape, includes page listing tracks.
"6pm News Day of Stevenson Funeral," July 1965?, reel-to-reel tape.
"State Service for AES in Springfield," July 1965?, reel-to-reel tape.
"Governor's Last Radio Interview," July 14, n1965, reel-to-reel tape.
"ABC Special," July 14, 1965, and "UN Tribute," July 19, 1965, reel-to-reel tape.
"Recollection of Stevenson in Springfield," July 20, 1965, 25 minute reel-to-reel tape, includes letter to Timothy Ives from WTAX in Springfield, Illinois.
"Recollection of Stevenson in Springfield," July 22, 1965, reel-to-reel tape.
"Stevenson Complete Ceremony / Stamp Ceremony Master Tape," October 23, 1965, reel-to-reel tape.
"1967 AJC Meeting Ives Wirtz," reel-to-reel tape.
"Stevenson Hall," February 5, 1969, reel-to-reel tape.
"Adlai E. Stevenson III Election Eve at 1316 E. Washington," November 2, 1970 and "Election Night," November 3, 1970, reel-to-reel tape.
"Non-Metro Illinois Best Documentary / WJBC-Bloomington ''72 Review,'" 1972, reel-to reel tape.
"Tape 1, Sounds of '73," 1973, reel-to-reel tape.
"Tape 2, Sounds of '73," 1973, reel-to-reel tape.
"Tape 3, Sounds of '73," 1973, reel-to-reel tape.
"Interview: Fred Young," by Don Munson, Spring 1975, reel-to-reel tape.
"Don Munson Adlai Stevenson Special," July 12, 1975, reel-to-reel tape.
"Discover Your Heritage," undated, reel-to-reel tape.
"Logos Statue," undated, reel-to-reel tape.
"Press Briefing After Services," undated, reel-to-reel tape.
"Tape Dedication," undated, reel-to-reel tape.
"Gov. Kerner, Normal Cent. 7-20," July 20, year unknown, reel-to-reel tape.

 

Small Reel-to-Reel Tapes in Cases
"Funeral of Adlai E. Stevenson," July 16, 1965, reel-to-reel tape.
"Don Munson Interview with Lee Stremlau, Founder of WJBC," around 1970, small reel-to-reel tape.
"INR PSA 'Recycle Used Oil,'" April 28, 1979, reel-to-reel tape, 2 copies.
"Adlai E. Stevenson: U.N. Day Speech for Courthouse Ceremony," undated, small reel-to-reel tape.

 

CDs
"Sunny Meadows Radio Show 1929," original 1929, aired January 10, 2002, CD.
"Tom O'Connell & Gene Farmer, WJBC Interview," September 6 and 11, 1996, CD.
"80 Years of WJBC," 2004, CD.

 

Microcassettes
"Sounds of Christmas 2001," December 15, 2001, microcassette.
"Sounds of Christmas 2002," December 21, 2002, microcassette.

 

Cassette Tapes
"A Touch of Bloomington: Written and Performed by Harold Smith," 1963, cassette tape.
"Your Question, Please" hosted by Gene Drager, July 1965, cassette tape.
"Don Munson Interview with WJBC Founder Lee Stremlau," about 1970, cassette tape.
"Seniors, Speak Up: You and I and Yesterday," January 30, 1976 and "Seniors, Speak Up: Remembrances of Col. Wones," February 6, 1976, cassette tape.
"Special for WJBC: Art Kimball 1978-79 Highlights," 1979?, cassette tape.
"WJBC News," 1984, cassette tape.
"Entry for Headliners & RTNDA Overall Excellence (Rough Cut)," 1987, cassette tape.
"Contest Entries: 4:30PM, 5:30PM Newscasts," March 31, 1987, cassette tape.
"The Chicago and Alton Shops: A 5-Part Series on WJBC" produced by Don Munson, November 1987, cassette tape.
"Contest Work Tape," 1988, cassette tape.
"World War II Memories from WJBC Radio 'Problems & Solutions' Callers," August 3, 1988, cassette tape.
"McKee(ver?) Pts," July 14, 1989, cassette tape.
"History You Can See: Letitia, Julia, and the D.A.R.," February 6, 1994, cassette tape.
"This Week in McLean County History-3 Programs," 1997-?, cassette tape.
"Evergreen Cemetery Walk WJBC," October 1997, cassette tape.
"McLean County Historical Society Advertisement," December 9, 1997, cassette tape.
"Attacks on NYC and DC, Local and ABC Coverage-Mostly Unedited," September 11, 2001, cassette tape.
"McLean County Historical Society (Places of Pride) WJBC," undated, cassette tape.
"Munson History Tape," undated, cassette tape.
"Munson History Tape," undated, cassette tape.
"Munson History Tape," undated, cassette tape.
"McLean County Historical," undated, cassette tape.
"B. Meadows Manufacturing Radio Program with Ray Miller Orchestra," A. Vic & Sade Introduction," and "Bloomington Mention from Fibber McGee & Molly," undated, cassette tape.

Box 4: Steve Vogel's Planners (1971-1993)

4.1
Letter from Steve Vogel to Greg Koos, 1 page.
4.2
1974 Planner
4.3
1975 Planner
4.4
1976 Planner
4.5
1977 Planner
4.6
1978 Planner
4.7
1979 Planner
4.8
1980 Planner
4.9
1981 Planner
4.10
1982 Planner
4.11
1983 Planner
4.12
1984 Planner
4.13
1986 Planner
4.14
1987 Planner
4.15
1988 Planner
4.16
1989 Planner
4.17
1990 Planner
4.18
1991 Planner
4.19
1992 Planner
4.20
1993 Planner.

Box 5: WJBC Forum (1975-1980)

5.1
Forums 1975, unbound.
5.2
Forums 1976, unbound.
5.3
Forums 1977, bound.
5.4
Forums 1978, bound.
5.5
Forums 1979, bound.
5.6
Forums 1980, bound.

Box 6: WJBC Forum (1981-1986)

6.1
Forums 1981, bound.
6.2
Forums 1982, unbound.
6.3
Forums 1983, unbound.
6.4
Forums 1984, unbound.
6.5
Forums 1985, unbound.
6.6
Forums 1986, unbound.

Box 7: WJBC Forum (1987-1990)

7.1
Forums 1987, unbound.
7.2
Forums 1988, unbound.
7.3
Forums 1989, unbound.
7.4
Forums 1990, unbound.

Box 8: Audio CDs

8.1
"1972 WJBC Year in Review," CD.
8.2
"WJBC Sounds of 1973," CD.
8.3
"WJBC Sounds of 1973," CD.
8.4
"WJBC Hendricks Murder," November 9, 1983, CD.
8.5
"Hendricks Verdict," 1984, CD.
8.6
"Munson's 20th," 1985?, CD.
8.7
"Newscasts," March 31, 1987, CD.
8.8
"WJBC 1990 Contest Entries," CD.
8.9
"1988-1991 WJBC Year End," CD.
8.10
"1992 Year End," CD.
8.11
"1993 Year End," CD.
8.12
"1994 Year End," CD.
8.13
"1995 Year End," CD.
8.14
"1997 Year End," CD.
8.15
"1999 Year End," CD.
8.16
"Year End 2000 1&2, 1996 Uban 3," CD.
8.17
"WJBC 9-11 Early Unedited," September 11, 2001, CD.
8.18
"WJBC 9-11," September 11, 2001, CD.
8.19
"WJBC Christmas Special Hour 1," 2001, CD.
8.20
"WJBC Christmas Special Hour 2," 2001, CD.
8.21
"WJBC Christmas Special Hour 3," 2001, CD.
8.22
"WJBC Christmas Special Hour 4," 2001, CD.
8.23
"WJBC Christmas Special Hour 5," 2001, CD.
8.24
"WJBC Christmas Special Hour 6," 2001, CD.
8.25
"WJBC News 2002 Year in Review," CD.
8.26
"WJBC Audio Archives Misc.," CD.

 

McLean County Museum of History Collections and Research