Immigrant Oral Histories

"Sound of India" Radio Program

DATE: Approximately 1975 – 1976

These cassettes are recordings from the "Sound of India" radio program that aired on KUXL (Golden Valley, Minnesota) from September of 1975 to May of 1976. KUXL was originally a religion-oriented radio station playing gospel and R&B music. In 1988 the station changed its call letters to KYCR and began broadcasting primarily talk shows. The episodes of the "Sound of India" program are hosted by Raj Chaudhary and Suraksha Gulathi and focus on popular Indian music and community affairs, including topics such as: Hindu, Muslim, and Christian festivals; national holidays and major events of India; the American Bicentennial; and the immigration of Indian citizens to the United States. In addition, the episodes include interviews with community leaders such as the President of the Indo-American Club, the head of the Islamic Center of Minnesota, and popular Indian historians.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 16 hours 28 minutes

INTERVIEW SUMMARY: 2 pages

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