|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|
|Quantity:||10.5 Linear feet (11 boxes)|
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.
WSB-TV and WSB Radio records, ms 2137, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Ray Moore papers, ms 3774; Aubrey Morris papers, ms 3766; Carolyn Elizabeth Hussey Mendenhall collection, ms 3005; George Foster Peabody Awards records, ms 3000
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.