WMC Radio Station

WMC Radio Station (HM1F5Y)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.7', W 90° 3.084'

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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 flood 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.
HM NumberHM1F5Y
Year Placed1984
Placed ByShelby County Historical Society and the Tennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768629 N 3893104
Decimal Degrees35.14500000, -90.05140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.7', W 90° 3.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 42.00" N, 90° 3' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4-10 N 2nd St, Memphis TN 38103, US
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