Bill Schurk Collection of Radio Shows

Identifier: MUSIC-060

Collection Overview

Scope and Contents

Master audiotape reels containing recordings of Bill Schurk's radio show They Start the Victrola and Go Dancing Around The Floor which aired from late 1969 until January 1970. The program was broadcast on WBGU radio and advertised to other radio stations. The collection also includes Schurk's notes from his research for the show, some show scripts, and limited documentation of the show's marketing by WBGU.


  • 1969-10-21 - 1970-01-29


12 Reels

1 Boxes


Biographical / Historical

Bill Schurk is a record collector and librarian who helped build the Bill Schurk Sound Archives at Bowling Green State University. A BGSU alum, Schurk founded the sound archives in 1967 and served as the sound archivist until his retirement in 2016.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Audio reels must first be digitized before they can be accessed. Please contact archivist at repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

Language of Materials



Arranged in the order the shows were broadcast.

Physical Description

All tapes are 10-inch open reel tapes, most on Scotch 111 tape stock.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from WBGU (Bowling Green, OH) in 1980s?

Guide to the Bill Schurk Collection of Radio Shows
David R. Lewis
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description