As KWHI celebrates its 75th anniversary, we want to take a trip back in time and hear how the friendly country radio station sounded many years ago.
KWHI has numerous historical audio clips documenting old newscasts, programs, music and milestones in local sports.
First, we’ll take a listen to a clip immortalized in Brenham baseball history: the game where Jon Peters won his 51st straight game as a pitcher, a new record.
Next is a second grade program on Texas history from 1967’s second grade class at Brenham Elementary School, featuring the voice of a 7-year-old now known as the president and general manager of KWHI.
The Country Store has been a fixture at KWHI since the mid-1970s, and here we listen to a clip from a program in 1980. This particular clip is special because at the time, Brenham ISD was considering banning KWHI from doing live broadcasts of Brenham Cub sports in order to boost in-person attendance, so Country Store callers were asked their thoughts on the matter.
Finally, we’ll hear a humorous moment from an old newscast read by the station’s former chief engineer, Lonnie Schlottmann. Here, a clock falls off the wall and onto the desk in front of him while he is reading, but he continues as if nothing happened.
KWHI invites family, friends and supporters to share in these memories and many more at a ribbon cutting today (Thursday) at 4:30 p.m. at the studios in downtown Brenham at 223 East Main Street. Afterwards, food, fellowship and door prizes will be offered until 7 p.m.
Our website has several more audio recordings, as well as a timeline of major events, old photos and videos, previous staff members, and the various vehicles utilized by KWHI and our sister station, KTEX-106.