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LOST & FOUND SOUND: WHER - One Thousand Beautiful Watts

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LOST & FOUND SOUND: WHER - One Thousand Beautiful Watts

Lost & Found Sound

LOST & FOUND SOUND: WHER - One Thousand Beautiful Watts

LOST & FOUND SOUND: WHER - One Thousand Beautiful Watts

Only Available in Archive Formats.

A story about radio station WHER in Memphis, billed as the first "All-Girl Radio Station" in the nation. It was started by Sam Phillips of Sun Studio fame in 1955 - just after he sold Elvis Presley's contract to Colonel Parker. Phillips gave women a chance to work both on the air, and in the sales department. It lasted 17-years. Independent producers Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson located 14 of the 40 women who worked at WHER.