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WMC Radio Station

Second St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 44.82186", -90° 3' 3.984516"
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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.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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