College To Broadcast Four Programs Weekly From Campus
KTSM Install Remote Control Facilities In Museum Room
The College of Mines opened a radio room in the Texas Centennial Museum this week and plans were made for broadcast four times a week from the college campus.
The studio, which will have a remote control wire room from radio station KTSM, is located in the music room in the museum.
Dr. D.M. Wiggins, president of the college, opened the studio Monday with the first of a series of talks on "Education in Wartime."
This radio studio is for the benefit of any department which feels it would like to broadcast a program about its particular courses. There are four program times-Monday from 7:45-8 p.m., when Dr. Wiggins will talk, another on Tuesday from 7-7:30 p.m., to be taken over by the music department, and two other to be scheduled later.
The college is planning to continue these programs in years to come and is hoping to improve and add to the radio studio.
Station KTSM paid for the line and furnished the remote control box. They have given the College of Mines unlimited time in which to conduct broadcast.
Every Tuesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m., the music department will give a program composed of a vocal ensemble, numbering 45 people. Students will plan, time, help research and direct, write continuity and act as copyist for the manuscripts.
The writing, and wherever possible, the arranging will also be done by students. It is an all-student show and will give practical experience in radio, technique.
There will be a guest artist appearing on every performance. A considerable portion of the program will be given over to folk songs of the southwest and Mexico.
In addition to these folk songs and patriotic numbers, the ensemble will also play music that has stood the test of performances from classical down to contemporary composers.