Log books from the WSB Radio records have been digitized and are now available online through the Digital Library of Georgia and the Digital Public Library of America . These program and booking logs cover the time period from WSB’s inception in 1922 to 1949. The logs include handwritten notes, technical information, Atlanta Journal clippings of program listings, and transcriptions of radio “conversations” between engineers at WSB and ham radio operators.
WSB (“Welcome South, Brother”) Radio was the first station to broadcast in the city of Atlanta in 1922. Hailed as the “Voice of the South,” WSB Radio was an innovative pioneer with its many breakthrough practices, such as being the first radio station to use a slogan and broadcasting a Spanish translation of “Voice of America” programs to Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. WSB always remained on the cutting edge and more importantly, relevant. Its presence continues to be felt in the city of Atlanta, throughout the nation, and worldwide.
Questions about this collection should be directed to Kevin Fleming, archivist, Popular Music and Culture Collection, at 404-413-2880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.