WDZ RADIO, TUSCOLA, ILLINOIS

THE NATION'S THIRD COMMERCIAL RADIO STATION

CENTRAL ILLINOIS ENTERTAINMENT SOURCE

PART B

ILLINOIS' FIRST COMMERCIAL RADIO STATION WDZ 
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WDZ Radio  "The Little Station from Tuscola"

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

 
WDZ Starts with a Little Music 125
1921 Broadcast Equipment 126
Smiley Burnette Arrives 127
1000 Watts Oh Boy! 128
The WDZer 129
Lee Lynch, Coles County Reporter on WDZ 130
Lad & Dad  and the Sunday Program Schedule 131
250 foot Tower and WDZ Truck 132
Programming at WDZ Satisfies All & Lee Lynch 133
WDZ On the Road at Robinson, Illinois 134
WDZ "Roving Neighbor" 135
WDZ On the Road at Mattoon, Illinois 136
Facts and Firsts about WDZ Radio History 137
"This is WDZ" by Ray Nemec 138
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White Relay Truck and "The WDZ House Band: the Screwball Club" 140
1939 WDZ Programming Daily Schedule 141
1942 WDZ Programming Daily Schedule 142
"The Long of It and the Short of It" Act & the "WDZ Screball Club" 143
Newer Transmitter Equipment and "the Stamps-Baxter Quartet" 144
1988 WDZ Alumni Reunion Page One 145
1988 WDZ Alumni Reunion Page Two 146
1949 WDZ Moves to Decatur, Leaving Tuscola 147

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