The Goodwill StationWDIA, the Goodwill Station, was the first radio station in the nation to have an all-black format. This format made WDIA the top-rated Memphis Station in the early 1950's. In 1948, Nat D. Williams became its first black "D-J". Among those who appeared on WDIA were B. B. King, Dwight More, Rufus Thomas, A. C. Williams, Willa Monroe, Martha Jean Steinberg and Maurice Hulbert. Early programs included Teen-Town Singers, Payday Today, Brown America Speaks and Hallelujah Jubilee.
|Marker Number||4E 118|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:16am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 768488 N 3892890|
|Decimal Degrees||35.14311667, -90.05301667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 8.587', W 90° 3.181'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 8' 35.22" N, 90° 3' 10.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 98-110 Union Ave, Memphis TN 38103, US|
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