Cornell History: Landmark radio
February 06, 2000
WVBR’s “Bound for Glory” airs its 1,000th live radio show. It is the longest-running live folk concert broadcast in North America. Host Phil Shapiro, M.A. ’69, started the show in 1967 at WVBR’s studio, then located in the basement of Willard Straight Hall. In 1969, “Bound for Glory” aired live from the coffeehouse at Anabel Taylor Hall, where it has continued to broadcast on Sunday evenings during the academic year.