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WSB Atlanta
March 15, 1922 Broadcasting to an estimated 1,000 radio sets in the Atlanta area, WSB (Welcome South, Brother) becomes the first radio station in the South. The Atlanta Journal had received permission to begin broadcasting that afternoon. Those tuned in heard a jazz redition of the Light Cavalry Overture. Broadcast power was 100 watts
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  WSB Atlanta
June 13, 1922 Atlanta's WSB raises its broadcast power to 500 watts
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  WSB Atlanta
July 13, 1925 WSB begins to broadcast a radio signal at 1,000 watts
  WSB Atlanta
February 8, 1930 WSB begins to broadcast a radio signal at 5,000 watts
  WSB Atlanta
September 9, 1933 WSB begins to broadcast a radio signal at 50,000 watts
  WSB Atlanta
August 1, 1937 WAGA (Atlanta) is established to handle NBC's Blue Network programs. Until this time, WSB would alternately carry the Red Network and the Blue Network.
  WSB Atlanta
November 16, 1940 WSB Barn Dance, which featured current hillbilly music stars, went on the air
  WSB Atlanta
September 29, 1948 WSB-TV is dedicated. It is the first commercial television station in Georgia.
  WSB Atlanta
February 18, 1950 WSB Barn Dance went off the air
  WSB Atlanta






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