The new Geneva radio station had just gone on the air the year before. On the radio dial at 1240am WHIM were the first call letters.
Soon after the first broadcasts, WHIM changed to WGVA and in 1950 the station was broadcasting a program called "The Finger Lakes Salute"
This edition of Finger Lakes Salute was discovered archived on the Internet. This program was the salute to the City of Geneva and told the recent history of how WGVA was established.
Check out the WGVA clock!
You can listen to the entire program, which includes songs performed live by Geneva High School students, by clicking the link below. The program will once again 63-years later be broadcast in Geneva, NY. WHWS-105.7fm, college radio from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will broadcast the program Saturday (5/4) from 10 to 11am, it's the second half of the weekly program called Upstate Radio Theater hosted by Jake Longwell.
All the 1950's photos are from the Geneva Historical Society's Facebook page.
In October 1952, Richard Nixon stopped at Geneva's New York Central Railroad depot for 15 minutes as Eisenhower's running mate. Adelai Stevenson was in the same spot a week later.