Mark Wharton shares WDFM memories and photos

“I found the attached pictures of WDFM from 1971 while going through boxes in the office. I was a student in Electrical Engineering at Penn State from 1967–1971 and Chief Engineer of WDFM from 1970–1971. At that time our faculty manager was Dr. Harold Nelson, the station’s General Manager was another EE student, Paul Heimbach, and the Program Director was Joan Kalejta. Paul and Joanie, as she liked to be called, married after graduation. The photos are of the studio in 304 Sparks Building and the transmitter site near Beaver Stadium where we shared a building with WMAJ AM and FM. Some of the students involved with the station are identified on the photo titles and three aren’t because their names escape me. Perhaps if you post these pictures, someone else will remember.”

— Mark J Wharton, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical Engineering, Penn State