70 Years

1948 - A group of college students at Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) under the direction of Professor Burrell Hansen f...

September 9, 2023
2:10 AM

1948 - A group of college students at Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) under the direction of Professor Burrell Hansen forms the USAC Radio Guild. The guild broadcasts to dormitories on campus using a method of transmission called carrier current. A 1949 photo of UPR's first radio transmitter, which operated off carrier currents, before FM radio existed. A 1950 photo of an old control room in Old Main. Professor Burrell Hansen wanted a place for the radio guild students to get hands-on experience.