NPR 50th Anniversary Former WKAR Employee Recounts Launch Of NPR's All Things Considered 50 Years Ago By Scott Pohl • May 3, 2021 The first broadcast of NPR’s All Things Considered was 50 years ago Monday. WKAR was a flagship station for the fledgling network. WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with Dan Wardlow, who was a WKAR student board operator at the time. Listen Listening... / 3:24 Fifty and Forward | An Anniversary Celebration Of NPR By WKAR STAFF • Apr 29, 2021 Courtesy / NPR Sat. May 1 at 2pm & Mon. May 3 at noon on WKAR NewsTalk & STREAMING | NPR grew up alongside a post-Watergate journalism ethos that shaped the media industry for decades.