December 8, 1971
Vassar College's new radio station, WVKR, made its first broadcasts, a sampling of music and news. Owing to incomplete work on the telephone lines transmitting the station's signal to the campus, the brief program was available only in Main Building.
A preliminary program to a wider audience, featuring a reading by student association president Jane Bishop '72 of Walt Kelly's palindromic poem "Smile, wavering wings," was broadcast on January 28, 1972, and the station officially began campus-wide service on January 31. The Miscellany News