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  • Jan 4, 1923
    WBAP in Dallas becomes the first station west of the Mississippi River to broadcast country music, airing "The Radio Barn Dance"
    Jul 8, 1935
    After performing for nearly three years on KTAT Radio, Milton Brown's Musical Brownies move to Dallas radio station WBAP
    Aug 9, 1949
    Billy Walker holds his first recording session, for Capitol Records, at radio station WBAP in Fort Worth, Texas. Among the musicians is Howdy Forrester, destined to become a member of Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys
    Nov 30, 1970
    Fort Worth observes Bill Mack Day, celebrating the WBAP disc jockey who wrote the future LeAnn Rimes hit "Blue"
    Mar 29, 2001
    Bill Mack ends his broadcasting career with WBAP in Dallas. A country disc jockey for 50 years, he became famous for his overnight broadcasts on WBAP beginning in 1969 and wrote LeAnn Rimes' debut single, "Blue"

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