Daniel Ransohoff, President of the Queen City Association and community leader, proposes the association rally support to establish a fine arts radio station in Cincinnati. A committee consisting of Mr. Ransohoff, Bruce Petrie Sr., and Addison Lanier is formed to pursue the idea.
1500 postcards and letters are sent to the Queen City Association in support of this vision.
Messrs. Ransohoff, Petrie and Lanier, assisted by Judge Robert N. Gorman, work to bring WOSU classical music programming to Cincinnati.
The establishment of a new FM station in Cincinnati with programming devoted to the fine arts is discussed with community leaders.
University of Cincinnati indicates an interest in participating in obtaining an FM license.
November 3, 1959
University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees decides to establish an FM radio station and apply for a license from the FCC. Frank Purdy looked for help from Crosley Broadcasting. Clyde Haehnle describes the assistance he and Crosley Broadcasting were able to provide.
December 30, 1959
FCC announces that the University of Cincinnati has been granted a license to operate WGUC on 90.9 megacycles.