WSB-TV and WSB Radio Records, Series 3. Press Releases and Clippings

WSB-TV and WSB Radio Records, Series 3. Press Releases and Clippings

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.).
Creator: WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: WSB-TV and WSB Radio Records, Series 3. Press Releases and Clippings
Dates: 1962-1982
Quantity: 10.5 Linear feet 11 boxes
Coll. Number: ms2137_3

Biographical/Historical Note

The first broadcast of Atlanta's first radio station, WSB, occurred on March 15, 1922. The call letters, which had been assigned that afternoon by the U.S. secretary of commerce, had formerly been used by a ship's wireless. The station was owned by the Atlanta Journal. On September 29, 1948, the first live commercial television program was broadcast in Georgia. Broadcasting on channel eight from the state's tallest structure at the time, a tower higher than 800 feet, the television arm of WSB Radio and its parent, Cox Broadcasting, began regular service.

For more information, see the article " WSB Radio" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


The WSB-TV and WSB Radio records are organized into 7 series: sales; programming; press releases and clippings; awards; surveys and ratings; promotional/marketing; and correspondence and business files.

Series 3 is organized into two subseries: press releases and clippings.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Radio and television broadcasting.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Press releases.
Radio broadcasting--Georgia.
Radio broadcasting--United States.
Television broadcasting--United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

WSB-TV and WSB Radio records, ms2137, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Ray Moore papers, ms3774; Aubrey Morris papers, ms3766; Carolyn Elizabeth Hussey Mendenhall collection, ms3005; George Foster Peabody Awards records, ms3000

Related collections in other repositories: WSB-TV, Georgia Giant Documentary Files, Richard B. Russell Library; WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection, Walter. J. Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards; WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.) collection, Emory University; Elmo Israel Ellis papers, ms616, Emory University.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


3.1 Press Releases

11962 January-1967 July
21967 August-1971 May
31-371971 June-1981 December

3.2 Clippings

338-441962 January-1963 January
41963 February-1966 October
51966 November-1970 January
61970 February-1972 December
71972 January-1972 November
91973 January-1977 January
101977 February-1979 March
111979 April-1982 October