WMC 79

WMC 79 United States of America
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WMC is one of the few surviving radio stations in the U.S. to use its original call letters. The station's first broadcast was January 19, 1923. The transmitter and tower were on the top floor of the old Commercial Appeal building. Although Memphis was segregated, early programs featured late night concerts from blues singers. Bessie Smith performed at WMC in October of 1923. In 1927 WMC gave Memphis and the mid-south its first network programs when the station affiliated with NBC. In the 1930s, WMC was still owned by The Commercial Appeal and carried the NBC Radio Red Network. A transmitter building and tower were constructed on Highway 70. That tower is now gone, but the art-deco building is still there. In 1931, new studios were dedicated at the Hotel Gayoso. Comedian Milton Berle was master of ceremonies. WMC also broadcast a number of country and western artists from the old Goodwyn Institute Building. Weatherman Dave came to WMC in 1977 and stayed for 30 years. In 1973 WMC became the first 24 hour full-time country station in Memphis. By 1989 it switched to News/Talk. Today, it is the city's oldest radio station and presently programs a sports format. WMC spawned the TV station WMCT.

  • Slogan: Memphis' first full-service radio station
Now playing
Dec 10, 1947: (1619) Pennies for Plunder 10 of 21
The Adventures Of Superman - Dec 10, 1947: (1619) Pennies for Plunder 10 of 21
Nov 25, 1956: (515) The Royal Street Matter Starring Bob Bailey
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Nov 25, 1956: (515) The Royal Street Matter Starring Bob Bailey
Mar 13, 1949: (686) After The Races
The Jack Benny Program - Mar 13, 1949: (686) After The Races
Sep 18, 1951: (144) Not In The Phone Book
Life With Luigi - Sep 18, 1951: (144) Not In The Phone Book
Jul 25, 1950: Granby Fights The Love Bug
Granby's Green Acres - Jul 25, 1950: Granby Fights The Love Bug
TOP tracks
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Swan Lake Op.20 . Act III Concl, Allegro
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Op.20 . Act III Concl, Allegro
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Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 . I. Morning
Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 . I. Morning
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Polonaise In C Minor Op. 40 No. 2
Chopin - Polonaise In C Minor Op. 40 No. 2
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Sonata In C Minor, D. 958 . III. Menuetto_ Allegro
Schubert - Sonata In C Minor, D. 958 . III. Menuetto_ Allegro
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String Quartet No. 1 In A Major . III. Scherzo_ Prestissimo
Borodin - String Quartet No. 1 In A Major . III. Scherzo_ Prestissimo
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String Quartet In D, Op. 645, H 363, Lark . I. Allegro Moderato
Haydn - String Quartet In D, Op. 645, H 363, Lark . I. Allegro Moderato
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Aug 23, 1951: (115) The Big In Laws
Dragnet - Aug 23, 1951: (115) The Big In Laws
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May 13, 1952: (084) Yudo In Ypsilanti
The Line Up - May 13, 1952: (084) Yudo In Ypsilanti
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Jul 21, 1937: (191) Alibi
Calling All Cars - Jul 21, 1937: (191) Alibi
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Jul 20, 1952: (87) Round Trip
Tales Of The Texas Rangers - Jul 20, 1952: (87) Round Trip
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