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The story of WVOT, Wilson's voice of tobacco land

Date: 1947 - 1948 | Identifier: 1177.1
Scrapbook of items from WVOT, a private radio station in Wilson, N.C., whose call sign means "Wilson's Voice of Tobacco." Contains photographs, holograph text and captions, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the organization and development of the radio station. Photographs depict the station’s founders, Tommy Williams, Ted Leeper, Joel Lawhon, and Nick Pieler, and business partner H. W. Anderson; the Wilson Tobacco Festival of 1947; aerial views of Wilson; local tobacco warehouses; Wilson’s business district; interior and exterior views of the radio station; and special events involving the radio station. Also included is an economic survey of Wilson. more...