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WWVA 1936 and the Wheeling Flood Souvenir

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From the morning of March 17th, when news of the rising waters first arrived, WWVA broadcast live for 92 1/2 consecutive hours. The radio station kept the Valley informed through the cresting of the river on the afternoon of the 19th and continued giving updates of the aftermath as the water receded in the days following.

 WWVA 1936 Wheeling Flood Souvenir
A souvenir booklet was published by the West Virginia Broadcasting Corp. in 1936 documenting the disasterous flood and the efforts made by WWVA to keep the people of the Upper Ohio Valley informed and spirits high.

In 2006, the Victorian Wheeling Landmarks Foundation published a reprint of the souvenir booklet. There is an original copy of the booklet in the library archives. A 2006 reprint is available for public viewing in the library's Wheeling Room (call#: Wheeling 975.414 W969)

 ▶  View the entire booklet (pdf)

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