Naturally, I'm going to mention the Nashville stations because I grew up here. In recent reading about radio history in Nashville, a WSM engineer who worked there I believe part time while going to vanderbilt, invented the first fm radio. Watt can expand on it, but as far as impact, WSM had a regular network show on NBC, sent reporters to cover WW II, and with it signal, loaned the staion to Louisville once when they flooded. From my memories of WLAC (and that was my first job) most of the history of WLAC is based on the evening/overnight programming of
R and B. Watt again is much better versed than I on both these stations.
But I can recall my parents listening to Hank Williams, Sr. on WKDA and I don't have a clue what stations I listened to at night before T-V to hear Roy, Gene, The Straight Arrow, Fibber McGee and Molly and all those great old radio shows you can buy now at Cracker Barrel.
I can hear some of you now.....how old is he anyway?
I was alive when Pearl Harbor was bombed, just a few months, but alive anyway. Now for some of you youngsters...go look up Pearl Harbor on line