Atlanta, GA — Friday, March 17, 2017 — Cox Media Group’s (CMG) News 95.5 and AM750 WSB (WSB-AM/WSBB-FM) launched on March 15, 1922. The station has served the metro Atlanta area with news, weather and local information for 95 years.
Condace Pressley, Georgia Radio Hall of Famer and WSB Radio’s Manager of Program Operations and Community Affairs, said of the milestone, “In 1922, WSB was licensed to deliver weather reports. Today, delivery of accurate and dependable news, weather and traffic remains our calling card, but this station and its people are so much more. Service to the Atlanta community is in WSB’s DNA.”
Pete Spriggs, WSB Radio’s Director of Branding and Programming, added, “The WSB brand of local news, weather and traffic has grown from being on AM only to now serving north Georgia on FM, mobile, and digital. It all boils down to our slogan – Depend On It!”
Click here for videos, photo galleries, audio clips, and more archived footage of WSB Radio’s 95-year history.
Click here to listen to an interview with Bebe Meaders, who is also 95 and has listened to WSB Radio since the beginning.
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