WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.)

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WSB (Welcome South, Brother) Radio, the first radio station in the south, began broadcasting on March 15, 1922.

From the description of WSB Radio Broadcasting Script, 1939. (Georgia Institute of Technology). WorldCat record id: 50144464

WSB Radio was the first radio station to broadcast from the city of Atlanta, with its first broadcast on March 15, 1922. The station was originally owned and operated by the Atlanta journal newspaper. Both the Atlanta journal and WSB were purchased by Governor James M. Cox of Ohio in 1939; the station is currently owned by Cox Enterprises. Further information about the station's history can be found in the book Welcome south brother.

From the description of WSB Radio Records, 1922-1985. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 30994926

Licensed in 1922, WSB was the first radio station in the south.

Originally owned by THE ATLANTA JOURNAL, the station broadcast first from the roof of the newspaper's building, then from the Biltmore Hotel, and finally from the headquarters of WSB Radio and WSB-TV on West Peachtree Street. Governor James M. Cox of Ohio bought THE ATLANTA JOURNAL and WSB Radio on 1939. Both WSB Radio and WSB-TV remain a part of the Cox Broadcasting Corporation and continue a tradition of community involvement and service.

From the description of Collection, 1955-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863107

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Cole, Grady (Henry W. Grady), 1909-1981. Grady and Hazel Cole papers, ca.1935-1976. Georgia State University
referencedIn Puckett, Riley, 1894-1946. Riley Puckett collection, ca.1925-1946. Georgia State University
referencedIn Kimball, Chick (Harrison). Chick Kimball papers, circa 1942-circa 1949. Georgia State University
referencedIn Carrier, Cotton (Joseph W.), ca.1919-1994. Cotton Carrier papers, circa 1940-1984 Georgia State University
referencedIn Ellis, Elmo Israel. Elmo Israel Ellis papers, 1947-1981. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Newton, Louie D. (Louie Devotie), 1892-1986. Louie Devotie Newton papers, 1935-1982 (bulk 1953-1977). Mercer University
creatorOf WSB Radio Station (Atlanta, Ga.). WSB Radio Broadcasting Script, 1939. Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech
referencedIn Tarver, Jack (Jackson Williams), 1917-1999. Jack Tarver research collection, 1955-1969. Georgia State University
referencedIn Rogers, Ernest, 1897-1967. Ernest Rogers papers, 1918-1967. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.). WSB Radio Records, 1922-1985. Georgia State University
referencedIn Orly airplane crash collection, 1962-1982. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Wallace, Eddie, 1924-. Eddie Wallace papers, 1940-1983. Georgia State University
referencedIn McCain, James Ross, 1881-1965. James Ross McCain papers, 1925-1965. General Dynamics Land System
referencedIn McMichen, Clayton, 1900-1970. Clayton McMichen papers, 1944-1984. Georgia State University
creatorOf WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.). Collection, 1955-1980. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Spivey, Doug (W. L.), d.1987. Doug Spivey papers, circa 1935-circa 1945 Georgia State University
referencedIn Carrier, Billy (William S.), 1913-. Billy Carrier papers, circa 1935-1957 Georgia State University
referencedIn Collins, Curley. Curley Collins collection, 1928-2002. Georgia State University
referencedIn Collins, Phillip G. Curley Collins collection / by Phillip G. Collins. Berea College, Hutchins Library
creatorOf WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.). WSB-TV and WSB records, [ca. 1968-1980]. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Woodall, Boots, d. 1988. Boots Woodall photographs, circa 1940-circa 1969 Georgia State University
referencedIn Peterson, Ivey, 1910-1991. Ivey Peterson papers, circa 1936-1963. Georgia State University
referencedIn Atcheson, Bobby, 1920-1978. Bobby Atcheson papers, circa 1932-1973. Georgia State University
referencedIn Kidwell, Harpo (Horace), 1910-2003. Harpo Kidwell papers, 1937-1978. Georgia State University
referencedIn Forman, Tex (Other Woodrow), 1915-. Tex Forman papers, 1939-1984. Georgia State University
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aaron, Hank, 1934- person
associatedWith Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992. person
associatedWith Atcheson, Bobby, 1920-1978. person
associatedWith Atlanta Braves (Baseball team) corporateBody
associatedWith Busbee, George, 1927- person
associatedWith Camp, James C. 1895- person
associatedWith Carmichael, James Vinson, 1910-1972. person
associatedWith Carrier, Billy (William S.), 1913- person
associatedWith Carrier, Cotton (Joseph W.), ca.1919-1994. person
associatedWith Carter, Jimmy, 1924- person
associatedWith Cole, Grady (Henry W. Grady), 1909-1981. person
associatedWith Collins, Curley. person
associatedWith Collins, Phillip G. person
associatedWith Cox Broadcasting Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Ellis, Elmo Israel. person
associatedWith Forman, Tex (Other Woodrow), 1915- person
associatedWith George, Walter F. 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Materials Science and Engineering. corporateBody
associatedWith Griffin, Marvin, 1907-1982. person
associatedWith Kidwell, Harpo (Horace), 1910-2003. person
associatedWith Kimball, Chick (Harrison) person
associatedWith King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 person
associatedWith Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003. person
associatedWith Mankin, Helen Douglas. person
associatedWith McCain, James Ross, 1881-1965. person
associatedWith McMichen, Clayton, 1900-1970. person
associatedWith Newton, Louie D. (Louie Devotie), 1892-1986. person
associatedWith Peterson, Ivey, 1910-1991. person
associatedWith Puckett, Riley, 1894-1946. person
associatedWith Rivers, Eurith Dickinson, 1895-1967. person
associatedWith Rogers, Ernest, 1897-1967. person
associatedWith Spivey, Doug (W. L.), d.1987. person
associatedWith Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946. person
associatedWith Talmadge, Herman E. 1913- person
associatedWith Tarver, Jack (Jackson Williams), 1917-1999. person
associatedWith Thompson, M. E. person
associatedWith Wallace, Eddie, 1924- person
associatedWith Woodall, Boots, d. 1988. person
associatedWith WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Atlanta (Ga.)
United States
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