February 13, 1930 –


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  • Title WSPA
  • Coverage February 13, 1930 –
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  • Keywords became South Carolina’s first commercial radio station when it signed on the air at 6:45 P.M. on February 13, 1930, broadcast a speech by Governor John G. Richards as well as musical performances by a classical violinist and a local yodeler live from its studios atop the Montgomery Building, SPA launched the state’s first FM station in 1947, and in 1958—combining both its AM and FM signals—aired the first broadcast in stereo. In 1961 WSPA FM became the first FM station in the Southeast to broadcast in true multiplex stereo. WSPA Television (Channel 7) went on the air on April 29, 1956. The station was the first in South Carolina to broadcast live in color from its studio
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date March 25, 2023
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  • Date of Last Update August 26, 2022
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