America's Tallest Radio Tower

America's Tallest Radio Tower Nashville Tennessee


Stock #: 615183
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Nashville
State: Tennessee (TN)
County: Davidson
Publisher: Capitol News Co.
Postmark: 1941 Mar-4
PM City: Nashville
PM State: TN
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
Known as the Shield Station, WSM is the broadcasting station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company, Inc. whose Home Offices are located in Nashville. WSM is found at 650 on the radio dial, and broadcasts 18 hours daily with a power of 50,000 watts. Its 225 radio artists receive well over 50,000 letters a week. The tower is 878 feet tall-323 feet higher than the Washington Monument.

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