Saturday, April 25, 2015

WPG Atlantic City, New Jersey - 1926

 WPG commenced broadcasting on the 3rd January 1925.

The voice of the World's Play Ground was the first municipality-owned station in the U.S. with studios located at Atlantic City Senior High School and the transmitter situated at the local airport.

Dated March 20th 1926, the QSL letter was signed by WPG Publicity Director and on-air radio host Ethel Rattay. The station operated on a frequency of 1000 kHz with a power of 1000 watts at the time.

On the 19th October 1927 when Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit Of St. Louis into Atlantic City as part of a national three month tour, his visit was covered by WPG.

Charles Lindbergh and The Spirit Of St. Louis (photograph Wikimedia Commons).

In 1929, the station relocated to the Atlantic City Convention Hall.

The Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall - previously the Atlantic City Convention Hall (photograph wikimedia commons).

WPG joined the Columbia Network in 1931 and eventually ceased operation in 1938.

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