First FM Radio Station Makes Its Debut In Nashville 69 Years Ago
March 4, 2010 at 2:32 PM (PT)
It was 69 years ago TODAY (3/4), that the first-ever FM radio station made its debut on the air. W47NV began broadcasting on this day in NASHVILLE as a sister to WSM-A (now owned by GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT/NASHVILLE). It is now known as WSM-FM (95.5 THE WOLF), owned by CUMULUS/NASHVILLE.
These days there are around 11,000 radio stations in the UNITED STATES, with about every 6 out of 10 operating on the FM band. Click here for more info.