Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne

Branco, Jessica

Bennett, John

Crowley, Zachary

2000

WTUR, 1967-1971

WTUR, a student-run radio station, began broadcasting in the fall of 1967 using funds left over from WTCR, an on campus radio station and student organization that had disbanded in 1961.

WTUR began as an AM station operating out of a room in . The station offered not only news and discussion forums, but also popular music, including progressive rock, jazz, blues, and soul. WTUR even broadcast Ex-College jazz classes so that students could miss class and still hear the lectures. The station also broadcast a widely publicized debate between pro-ROTC and anti-ROTC activists on campus during the effort to remove the ROTC from Tufts.

During the snowstorm season of 1968, broadcasters holed up in twenty-four hours a day, updating class schedules and giving weather warnings. During the same year, WTUR also began re-broadcasting WBCN programming during its off hours.

WTUR expanded its capabilities in the spring of 1969. After university funding helped build a new $8,000 studio, WTUR officially moved into the new studio and to a new dial position; 88.3 FM. The station disbanded and ceased transmission in 1971. A new station, WMFO, began using the studio, and as of 2001 continues to broadcast from .

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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
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