Mid Carolina Radio


WBAG originated as WFNS and  kept those call letters until 1964.
The original location was  on the second floor  at the corner of Main and Andrews next door to the State Theater. We haven't been able to locate a picture of the corner with the restaurant on the ground floor, but Don Bolden was kind enough to send us one of the State (below) taken in the early 50s.  The buildings were demollished and  Andrews Street taken out of service as part of the Webb Avenue project in the 1970s.

Bill Diffee is pictured (top right) in the WFNS original studios. His daughter Denise Hall, who supplied the picture to us, believes that it was taken around 1950.  "Moonlight Capers" was one the most popular shows on WFNS in its day.

The October 25, 1949, edition of Billboard magazine (bottom right)noted that Ted Knight was leaving  WCCO in Hartford to take a job at WFNS. It's on the right side of the page two items from the bottom.  Our thanks to Mike Jackson for sending it to us. Knight later became known to nearly everyone in broadcasting as the bodacious but beloved Ted Baxter of  television's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."


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