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Edwin B. Dooley Collection


Edwin B. Dooley Collection
Dooley, Edwin B.
Collection number:
5328 audio materials
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Collection Area:
Library of American Broadcasting
Library of American Broadcasting, 3210 Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9160, Fax: 301-314-2634, Email:

Edwin B. Dooley (1930-1998) was born in Kentucky, and grew up listening to 1930s and 1940s radio programs on Cincinnati's WLW clear channel station. He went on to become an engineer at both WLW radio and WLWT television, and remained active in radio, music and theatre after his retirement. A staunch advocate of radio history, Dooley worked to preserve its legacy by salvaging materials discarded by station management, resulting in a vast collection of over 5,000 discs spanning several decades of radio broadcasting.

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Edwin B. Dooley Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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