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Celebrating a Century of Service

Iowa Public Radio was formed in 2004, but the history of our stations stretches back over a century. WOI in Ames and WSUI in Iowa City were among the first radio stations nationally granted broadcasting licenses in 1922. Help us celebrate this historic milestone by taking a look back at important moments throughout our century of service, sharing your oldest memories of public radio and joining us at a birthday party near you.

One Hundred Years, Millions of Stories

We want to hear your favorite memories of listening to public radio, the stories that stuck with you and your hopes for the next hundred at IPR.



To understand the issues of today, you must look back and learn how they were handled in the past. Listen to archived audio, unearthed in our studio's basement, for historic perspective on civil rights, women's rights and more of today's most pressing issues.

Celebrate With Us

We couldn't have made it to 100 years old without a century of your support. So we invite you to join us for a birthday party to celebrate this historic milestone!

We have already celebrated in Ames, Iowa City and Des Moines. You can still come to our Cedar Falls studio to enjoy birthday cake and ice cream, listen to live music, tour the studio, explore a century of radio history and meet your fellow fans and favorite IPR personalities.

Tuesday, June 28, 4–6 p.m.
Russell Hall Amphitheatre
University of Northern Iowa
322 Communication Arts Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Grab a chair and join us outside for a performance by the Bob Dorr Trio, featuring IPR Studio One host and Iowa music icon Bob Dorr! Free parking is available in the Latham Field lot just north of the Communication Arts Center.

Explore 100 Years of Public Radio