Well, after all, it was 1948 and about as modern as any NDA student could hope to get unless she was taking aeroplane pilot classes. (Okay, so maybe we didn’t spell airplane that way anymore by ’48, but it looks impressive, don’t you think?) Regarding the commercial advance you will read about below, it is to be noted that NDA had a “School of Commerce” as early as 1904, as did other academies, so we had been “pushing the apron” for many years by the time 1949 rolled around.
The disk jockeys are a different story, however. Grads growing up in the ’40 were tuned in daily back then to listen to the Hit Parade. Yes, listen; that all we could do without going to a dance hall. Ah, “Mares Eat Oats, and Does Eat Oats” still lingers in the memory, perhaps. Whatever station we dialed to get our music, WKRC carried the NDA jockeys and those of us who were aware of such a marvel were probably listening. How special that was!