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March 21, 2013

Prepared for takeoff

Thank President Harry S. Truman in 1946 for giving TCU the chance at a national championship. Not in football. In the sky. Fresh off defeating the Axis in World War II and capitalizing on a surge of aviation-related nationalism, Truman signed Public Law 476, which incorporated the Civil Air Patrol as a nonprofit organization. It

Winter 2011

Catching air at KTCU

  An enlarged yearbook photo hung for many years in the studios of KTCU. The young man in the frame was Luther Adkins ’49. The label under the portrait refers to him as the station’s founder. The funny thing about the man they dubbed the founder is that his voice never graced the KTCU airwaves

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October 15, 2012

A fresh slate in 1983-84

Having graduated all eight of the seniors who truly were the Killer Frogs, the TCU men’s basketball team of 1983-84 was starting with a clean slate. That became the theme of that season’s media guide, shown above. It was Jim Killingsworth‘s fifth season in Fort Worth, and only one player remained from the previous season’s