RPTF/ARSC Sound Collections Database

WSB Radio Records

The records contain correspondence, memos, scrapbooks, news clippings, publicity materials, program log books, scripts, radio engineering lesson plans, contracts, licenses, photographs, sound recordings, moving image recordings, transcripts, and artifacts relating to the early history of WSB Radio, to WSB performers, programs, awards, and sponsored events (such as news workshops and career conferences for students), and to WSB-FM and WSB-TV.
WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Georgia State University Special Collections and Archives
Repository/Collector Type:
College or university
United States
Collection ID:
24 linear feet, 250 Lacquer discs, 40,000 Pressed 78rpm, LP, and 45rpm discs
Content types:
Notated music, Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, Text, Three-dimensional form, and Two-dimensional moving image
Pressed LP disc, Pressed 78rpm disc, Pressed 45rpm disc, Lacquer disc, Analog audiocassette, Polyester open reel tape, Motion picture film, Photographic print, Photographic negative, and Text document
Indexing terms:
WSB (Radio station: Atlanta, Ga.), Country music, Gospel music, Radio programs, Radio scripts, Radio broadcasting, Georgia--Politics and government, Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-, Camp, James C., (James Curran), 1895-, Carmichael, James Vinson, 1910-1972, Ellis, Elmo Israel, Mankin, Helen Douglas, Rivers, Eurith Dickinson‚1895-1967, Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946, Talmadge, Herman, (Herman Eugene), 1913-, and Thompson, M. E.
Radio news programs, Radio programs, Radio speeches, Radio interviews, Magazine format radio programs, Community affairs radio programs, Popular music, and Big band music
Access statement:
This collection is open for research.
Usage statement:
To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Inventory description:
EAD finding aid
Historical relevance:
WSB ("Welcome South, Brother") Radio, the first radio station to broadcast in the city of Atlanta, was "born" on March 15, 1922, when it went on the air for the first time at a power of 100 watts. Hailed as the "Voice of the South," WSB Radio was an innovative pioneer in radio. With its many breakthrough practices, from being the first radio station to use a slogan to broadcasting a Spanish translation of "Voice of America" programs to Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, WSB always remained cutting edge and more importantly, relevant. Its presence continues to be felt in the city of Atlanta, throughout the nation, and worldwide.
Condition note:
Playable with proper equipment
Website URL:
View on library.gsu.edu
Online finding aid:
View on digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu
OCLC record:
Local catalog record:
View on galileo-usg-gsu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com