Interview with Douglas Gaines "Doug" Collins, September 15, 2008

Project: History of Broadcasting in Kentucky: Radio Free Lexington (WRFL) Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Collins begins the interview by explaining his role in the establishment of WRFL in the late 1980s. Subsequently, the location of WRFL's studio in Lexington is described, as well as the programming that WRFL has had throughout the years. Next, the interviewee talks about the broadcasting industry today, and the most glaring errors that have occurred on the air at WRFL. Collins talks about the people he remembers the most from his time spent at WRFL. Collins then illustrates some of the challenges that came with creating WRFL, followed by a discussion of how radio technology has changed in recent years. Collins concludes the interview with an overview of his best memories of WRFL, and a description of a book about the history of radio in Kentucky (which mentions WRFL).

Interview Accession

2009oh044_hbk026

Interviewee Name

Douglas Gaines "Doug" Collins

Interviewer Name

Mick Jeffries

Interview Date

2008-09-15

Interview Keyword

WRFL Studios

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Collins, Douglas Gaines Interview by Mick Jeffries. 15 Sep. 2008. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Collins, D.G. (2008, September 15). Interview by M. Jeffries. History of Broadcasting in Kentucky: Radio Free Lexington (WRFL) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Collins, Douglas Gaines, interview by Mick Jeffries. September 15, 2008, History of Broadcasting in Kentucky: Radio Free Lexington (WRFL) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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