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WMC Radio Station - Memphis, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 35° 08.740 W 090° 03.068
15S E 768651 N 3893179
Quick Description: Memphis' first full-service radio station began regularly scheduled broadcasting on January 20, 1923. Located at 30 N 2nd St. (at Court, Ave.), Memphis, TN.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2016 3:42:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMT5RX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 3

Long Description:
The plaque reads:

WMC Radio Station


Memphis' first full-service radio station began regularly scheduled broadcasting on January 20, 1923, from the top floor of this building, which was then the home of The Commercial Appeal newspaper. Listeners enjoyed a full range of musical expression along with news, sports, and information. On Jan. 23, 1927 WMC gave the Mid-South its first network programs when it affiliated with the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC). During the Mississippi River floods of 1927 and 1937, WMC broadcast 24-hour daily information for steamboats, disaster relief agencies and refugees. WMC Radio, AM 790 is now located at 1960 Union Avenue with stations WMC-FM and WMC-TV.

1984 by
Shelby County Historical Society and WMC-TV.
Marker Name: WMC Radio Station

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: None

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Shelby County Historical Society and WMC-TV


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