WSB-TV and WSB Radio Records

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1966 – 1976
Scope and Content Note: Audio recordings from various political campaigns including J. B. Stoner, John A. Sibley, and Lester Maddox; 1976 Shining Light Awards; Aubrey Morris, George Fischer, and Gaither Party.
Biographical Note:

The first broadcast of Atlanta's first radio station, WSB, occurred on March 15, 1922. The call letters, which had been assigned that afternoon by the U.S. secretary of commerce, had formerly been used by a ship's wireless. The station was owned by the Atlanta Journal. On September 29, 1948, the first live commercial television program was broadcast in Georgia. Broadcasting on channel eight from the state's tallest structure at the time, a tower higher than 800 feet, the television arm of WSB Radio and its parent, Cox Broadcasting, began regular service.

For more information, see the article "WSB Radio" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Extent: 12 items
Related External Collections: Related materials in WSB-TV and WSB Radio Records, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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