Historic Markers Across Tennessee



WMC Radio Station



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Location: 30 North 2nd Street, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 8.74    W 090° 3.068
  35.14566666    -90.05113333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMT5RX
 



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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.