The WFCR Collection contains nearly 5,000 reel to reel recordings of locally-produced radio programming, reflecting over fifty years of the cultural and intellectual life of western Massachusetts. Drawing upon the talents of the faculty and students of the Five Colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and UMass Amherst), the collection offers a remarkable breadth of content, ranging from public affairs to community and national news, cultural programming, children’s programming, news and current events, scholarly lectures, classical music, and jazz.

Through a generous grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WFCR and SCUA were able to cooperate in preparing a comprehensive inventory of the entire collection and digitizing a selection of nearly 100 hours of historically significant content. The digitized broadcasts will be made available through this site and Credo.

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