WTOB 1380 came to life in 1947 on 710 AM. The station moved to 1380 shortly afterwards and became one of the most innovative and beloved stations in the Southeast. The call letters, of course, refer to tobacco, the heritage crop for Winston-Salem. The station is credited with bringing Rock and Roll to the area, and was often Winston-Salem’s most listened to radio station into the 1970s.
Learn about one of Winston Salem’s oldest radio stations at a free public lecture on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm. This talk is sponsored by the Walkertown Area Historical Society and presented by Bob Scarborough and friends.
“The History of WTOB Radio in the Triad”
Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm
Walkertown Branch Library
Call 336-703-2990 for more info.
Click here for driving directions.
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