The Midday Merry-Go-Round

The Midday Merry-Go-Round (HM28IR)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37902 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 58.109', W 83° 55.215'

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—Cradle of Country Music Tour —

The remains of this building mark the site that once served as WNOX's studio and "radiotorium" from the late 1930s until the 1950s. The Midday Merry-Go-Round, hosted by Lowell Blanchard, was broadcast six days a week at lunch time and was the most influential of the station's many country music programs. The popular show proved to be an important stepping stone to stardom on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Legendary artists who regularly performed on WNOX's programming included Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Archie Campbell, Red Rector, Homer & Jethro, Bill Carlisle, Don Gibson, Kitty Wells, Pee Wee King, and Bill and Charlie Monroe. (Marker Number 11.)
HM NumberHM28IR
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Date Added Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 236664 N 3984396
Decimal Degrees35.96848333, -83.92025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 58.109', W 83° 55.215'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 58' 6.5400000000001" N, 83° 55' 12.9" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 S Gay St, Knoxville TN 37902, US
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