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  • Jan 20, 1923
    WMC Radio goes on the air in Memphis, Tennessee, as a subsidiary of The Memphis Commercial Appeal. The signal proves significant in the careers of Eddy Arnold and Grand Ole Opry founder George D. Hay
    Aug 2, 1923
    Memphis broadcaster George D. Hay, working on WMC, becomes the first radio personality to announce the death of president Warren G. Harding. Two years later, Hay establishes the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville
    Jan 15, 1938
    Looking for a new employer, Eddy Arnold and Speedy McNatt visit WMC in Memphis. The program director has them record four songs at the Hotel Gayoso for their audition, marking the first time Arnold's voice is recorded

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