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Celebrating a Century of Service

The history of Iowa Public Radio 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 an event 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.