A weekly radio show in Indianapolis focused on Indiana history is getting national recognition. Hoosier History Live, which airs on WICR-FM at the University of Indianapolis, has been selected for inclusion in the Digital Public Library of America.
The producers of the weekly call-in radio show say they will be editing select past shows for distribution on the library, as well as Indiana Memory, a statewide digital library.
“Some of our older shows are archived on old CDs. This project allows us to distribute and give national attention to some of the most unique, and evergreen, programs in our ‘audio attic’“ said Molly Head, producer and general manager of Hoosier History Live.
Hoosier History Live is a media production group that also includes a weekly newsletter and website. The group says Associate Producer Mick Armbruster will oversee the editing for the project.
The group says the first shows to be made available through the project is the Madam C.J. Walker Special Collection. Additional topics will include Indianapolis Motor Speedway founder Carl Fisher, the 1918 flu pandemic, and the 1920s auto heritage in Indiana, among many others.
You can learn more about Hoosier History Live by clicking here.