1932 - Our Longest Running Show
Chapter A Day, which has been on the air since the 1930s, began when a guest canceled and the host decided to read from a book to fill the hour.
Karl Schmidt’s first broadcast was on WHA-AM in 1942 and he was heard reading books on WPR’s Chapter A Day until his death in 2016. He won a Peabody Award and a Prix Italia and is in the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Schmidt served on the NPR Board of Directors and as Director of WPR.