WNOX Knoxville


        Radio on FacebookJoin us on Facebook

Sign Off, Sep 2009

That was then

WNOX was the eighth radio station to sign on the air in North America and the first in Tennessee, according to Ed Hooper, author of Knoxville's WNOX. Its AM signal could be heard as far south as Daytona Beach and as far north as New York City in the day of uncluttered airwaves. It helped write the book on radio broadcasts and productions with programs like the “Mid-Day Merry-go-round” and the “Tennessee Barn Dance.” Knoxville's WNOX is the companion book to Knoxville's WIVK (see Sign Off in the August 2008 issue of Radio magazine) and loaded with a number of old photographs from the 1930s to today.

If you're near Knoxville, be sure to attend the Dec. 5, 2009, launch party at Barnes and Noble from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. It will feature a host of people connected to the legendary station.

Purchase Knoxville's WNOX.

Bernie Quayle, control room

Bernie Quayle, control room

Traffic Director Hubert Carter in the old days

Traffic Director Hubert Carter in the old days

The crowd on Gay Street waiting for the

The crowd on Gay Street waiting for the "Mid-Day Merry-go-round" to open.

Lowell Blanchard

Lowell Blanchard

Spike Jones (front, left), Country Music DJ Hall of famer Eddie Hill (front, center) and others

Spike Jones (front, left), Country Music DJ Hall of famer Eddie Hill (front, center) and others



Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Today in Radio History

Milestones From Radio's Past

The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.

EAS Information More on EAS

NWS XML/Atom Feed for CAP Messages

The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.

Wallpaper Calendar

Radio 2014 Calendar Wallpaper

Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.

The Wire

A virtual press conference

Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.

Join Us Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
Radio magazine cover

Current Issue

Northern Community Radio Expands: An Engineer's Perspective

When Northern Community Radio set out to build a new community radio station in rural northern Minnesota 38 years ago, naysayers said that it would be broadcasting “only to a bunch of gophers

Browse Back Issues

[an error occurred while processing this directive]