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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

WMC Radio Station

 
 
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By Byron Hooks, September 17, 2016
1. WMC Radio Station Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 1984 by Shelby County Historical Society and WMC-TV.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEntertainment.
 
Location. 35° 8.743′ N, 90° 3.066′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 North 2nd Street, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Tennessee Bank (a few steps from this
WMC Radio Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. WMC Radio Station Marker
marker); Hattie Manely (a few steps from this marker); Court Square Saved (a few steps from this marker); James H. Malone (within shouting distance of this marker); Wildcats (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Club (within shouting distance of this marker); 128 Court Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Alva Edison (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
WMC Radio Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
3. WMC Radio Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 420 times since then. Last updated on September 30, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on September 30, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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