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KUCI records (University of California, Irvine)
AS.215  
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: University of California, Irvine, KUCI records
    Creator: KUCI (Radio station)
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.215
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
    Date (inclusive): 1970-2011
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English .

    Access

    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.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Irvine, KUCI records. AS-215. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. [Date accessed].
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Separated from the UCI Clubs and Organizations publications (PS-033), 2020.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.
    KUCI 88.9 FM. "About Us." https://kuci.org/wp/about-us/ (accessed March 10, 2020).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    KUCI (Radio station)