The Weird, Wonderful Story of Texas’s First Radio Station

The Weird, Wonderful Story of Texas’s First Radio Station

WRR-FM-station-wagon-mid-50sThe state’s oldest licensed radio station, which turns one hundred next year, is about as close as a municipal entity can get to being a tall tale. WRR-FM is publicly owned, but it’s not publicly funded, nor is it public radio. Its studio sits on the grounds of the State Fair of Texas, in the shadow of the Ferris wheel. It’s been a training ground for internationally renowned radio voices, but at times it’s also been so unpopular that disc jockeys could broadcast dead air. The station’s ownership—the city of Dallas— hasn’t changed for a century. This fall, the station is hosting a history exhibit in advance of its upcoming centennial (the exhibit is on view at Dallas’s NorthPark Center until September 16, and will…View Original Post

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