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Broadcast Archives: Television and Radio

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The Broadcasting Archives consists of extensive holdings of local television and radio programming. Currently, the television collection includes WAVE-TV (Channel 3, Louisville), WLKY-TV (Channel 32, Louisville), WKYT-TV (Channel 27, Lexington) and generally span the dates from 1965 through 1988. The Broadcasting Archives also contains selected programs from Kentucky Educational Television such as the "Distinguished Kentuckians" series and gubernatorial debates. The news material in these collections is stored on 16mm film and 3/4 inch videotape.

The radio collections include selected programs from WBKY/WUKY (University of Kentucky Radio), WHAS (Louisville), WAVE (Louisville), WVLK (Lexington), WBLG (Lexington) and WLAP (Lexington). Also featured in our radio collections, the Al Smith collection contains the public affairs program, Primeline. The WHAS collection is a major collection of public affairs and political programming dating primarily from the 1930s and 1940s. The WVLK and WLAP collections consist primarily of public affairs programming from the 1970s and 1980s.

Online finding aids available for individual collections:

Sullivan (Claude) Audio Collection

WAVE Radio Collection

WBKY Radio Collection

WBLG Radio Collection

WLAP Radio Collection

WVLK Radio Collection