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Louisville Radio Trivia: In 1930 there were five radio stations in the entire state of Kentucky: WHAS in Louisville, WLAP in Lexington, WFIW in Hopkinsville, WCKY in Covington and WPAD in Paducah. By 1945, Louisville had four stations of its own: WHAS, WAVE, WGRC (which became WAKY in 1958) and WINN.

Radio Center at the 1949 Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds, 1400 Cecil Avenue

On stage, at the microphone, is then Governor Earle Clements (right) and Esther Neal, 3rd place winner in the 1949 National Fiddle Contest.

Along the top we see various stations that originated broadcasts from this stage during the state fair's run. WLBJ (Bowling Green), WLOU, WAVE, WGRC, WHAS, WKLO, WKYW (all out of Louisville), WHIR (Danville), and the Armed Forces Radio Service (Ft. Knox). We also see two FM stations listed (Louisville's WBOX and Bowling Green's WBON) and a brand new television station, WAVE-TV Channel 5.

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WAKY

WLOU

WAMZ WLRS
WAVE

WOWI

WCII

WQHI

WDJX

WQMF
WHAS WRKA
WINN WTMT
WJYL WVEZ

WKJJ

WWKY

WKLO

WXVW

Other Louisville Stations


The Louisville AM dial in November 1969


The Louisville FM dial in November 1969

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