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KUCI records (University of California, Irvine)
AS.215  
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Description
KUCI (88.9 FM) is an all-volunteer, non-profit radio station broadcasting freeform radio from the University of California, Irvine 24 hours a day. KUCI was conceived in 1968 by engineering student, Craig Will, and later turned over to Earl Arbuckle, who became KUCI's first Chief Engineer. In October of 1969, KUCI received test authority from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and made its initial broadcast. "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies was the first song played. On November 25, 1969, KUCI was granted its official broadcast license. In 1972, KUCI offered its first news broadcast, while in 1974 the station began broadcasting 24 hours a day. In 1996 the station became one of the first to broadcast its signal over the Internet, opening KUCI up to a worldwide potential listening audience. The collection comprises fliers, playlists, program guides, and a 20th anniversary celebration scrapbook.
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.
Availability
The collection is only minimally processed, but is open for research. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.