On Friday, August 6, 1999, United Press International announced the sale of its remaining broadcast operations to the Associated Press. The UPI Radio Network, nee UPI Audio circa 1958, ceased operations at 12:32 PM EDT Thursday, August 19, 1999. At 12:34 PM EDT, there was AP material flowing on the old UPI lines.
This material was ORIGINALLY posted in 1999 and has now been replaced with MP3 versions.
But to play them now, current versions of the REAL PLAYER likely need to download additional "codec" software to play these older "legacy" format files.
Click HERE for the final TEXT audio billboard and final newscast story
Click HERE for the streaming AUDIO of the final transmissions and related material. (In early REAL format)
Click HERE for UPI message wire exchanges on the final day.
Click HERE for photos of UPI Radio's final days.
Click HERE for the 1999 Radio World article on the end of UPI Radio
Click HERE for the 1999 memories of the early days of UPI Audio by Pete Willett, UPI Broadcast VP and GM of the 1960's and 70s.
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