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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Nashville's First Radio Station

 
 
Nashville's First Radio Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 6, 2012
1. Nashville's First Radio Station Marker
Inscription. June 1922, Boy Scout John H. DeWitt, Jr., started Nashville's first radio station (WDAA) on the Ward-Belmont Campus. Assisted by music teacher G. S. deLuca, he broadcast Enrico Caruso records to the opening of the River and Rail Terminal on the river at Broad Street. DeWitt was WSM radio station's chief engineer, 1932-1942, and president 1947-1968.
Donated by Gaylord Entertainment Company

 
Erected 1997 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 101.)
 
Location. 36° 8.151′ N, 86° 47.696′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wedgewood Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard. Touch for map. Located on the northwest corner of the Belmont University campus, directly in front of several buildings atop a hill, facing Wedgewood Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belmont Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Ward-Belmont College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edmondson Home Site (approx.
Nashville's First Radio Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 17, 2012
2. Nashville's First Radio Station Marker
View of marker from Wedgewood Avenue
0.3 miles away); Schofield's Jump-Off Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hillsboro Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roger Williams University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Nashville (approx. half a mile away); Remnants of the University of Nashville (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 6, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma.   2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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