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

WMC Radio Station

 
 
WMC Radio Station Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James H. Malone (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
WMC Radio Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. WMC Radio Station Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Capitol (about 300 feet away); Piggly Wiggly (about 400 feet away); The Saturday Night Jamboree (about 400 feet away); Marion Scudder Griffin (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
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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. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 19 times this year. 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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