Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Hyde Park (1963)
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In 1953, student-run radio station WUCB calls for new members to man its carrier-current station in the basement of Burton-Judson Courts.
According to Richard Karlin, AB’55, SB’57, who was station manager at the time, WUCB was “virtually all classical,” but very diverse in its programming.
"Certainly there wasn’t the sort of Top 40 syndrome you see today. For one thing, the classical repertoire was immense." He also noted of his experience: "There were a number of problems. One of them was that the station itself was in poor repair. We did a lot of work to repair it, some of which got us in trouble because we weren’t supposed to be doing electrical. Buildings and grounds got a little upset."
In 1968 WUCB switched over to FM and changed its name to WHPK.
The Guardian is asking readers to suggest city of Chicago books for a list they’ll publish next week. The most recent book in the piece is Saul Bellow’s [EX’39] The Adventures of Augie March, which was published in 1953, so let loose with the recommendations, please.
August is traditionally the dog days of summer, so today we are featuring canines from our Photographic Archive. From the top: Cocker spaniel on the quads, 1948, William Benton's children with the family pets, astronomer Sherburne W. Burnham and Yerkes photographer Robert J. Wallace with Angus the dog at Yerkes Observatory , and 1910 members of the Esoterics boating with a pug.
Clear, blue sky + warm sunshine + lush prairie-style plants = A beautiful morning outside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House at 58th & Woodlawn.
Photography by Laura Demanski, AM’94