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WRKL Station Collection


WRKL Station Collection
WRKL Station
Collection number:
LAB 98-120
2.75 linear ft.
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Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Rockland County's first radio station, WRKL began broadcasting on July 4, 1964. WRKL featured local and world news, call-in shows and some music. Known for featuring controversial guests and topics, WRKL was firebombed in 1967 after an appearance by a representative from the Congress for Racial Equality on the popular call-in show "Hotline." The station resumed broadcasting shortly after the bombing and went on to earn several prestigious awards for journalism including the DuPont-Columbia award for outstanding political coverage. The collection documents the station's founding and activities.

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The collection is open for research use. One audiotape is restricted access.

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