Nashville's First Radio Station

Nashville's First Radio Station (HMZB4)

Location: Nashville, TN 37212 Davidson County
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N 36° 8.151', W 86° 47.696'

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June 1922, Boy Scout John H. DeWitt, Jr., started Nashville's first radio station (WDAA) on the Ward-Belmont Campus. Assisted by music teacher G. S. deLuca, he broadcast Enrico Caruso records to the opening of the River and Rail Terminal on the river at Broad Street. DeWitt was WSM radio station's chief engineer, 1932-1942, and president 1947-1968.
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HM NumberHMZB4
Marker Number101
Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 518450 N 3999035
Decimal Degrees36.13585000, -86.79493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.151', W 86° 47.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 9.06" N, 86° 47' 41.76" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville TN 37212, US
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