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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.

UW-Madison Archives Images: S11084
Dated ca. 1945-1955
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