Saving Stories: WUKY's Origins Lie In The Mountains Of Eastern Kentucky

Oct 19, 2020

WUKY turned 80 this month. (October 17, 1940 to be exact) and to celebrate the occasion Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and Alan Lytle discuss the origin story for the radio station - now known as WUKY, which began as WBKY, an ambitious community radio experiment in the town of Beattyville in Eastern Kentucky.


Ruth Foxx Newborg (seated) looks on as Elmer "Bromo" Sulzer holds what appears to be either sheet music or a radio script. Credit UK Special Collections Edit | Remove