Rhythm of Radio Historical

Rhythm of Radio Historical (HM1UW3)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48124 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 18.295', W 83° 14.942'

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in Dearborn

Radio has a strong tradition in Dearborn.
In 1934, Henry Ford inspired the "Ford Sunday Evening Hour" on Detroit's WWJ - AM radio. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra appeared on the broadcast regularly and became the nation's first radio broadcast orchestra. Henry Ford, an avid dancer, established "The Early American Dance Music Program" and broadcast the show from the Ford Engineering Laboratory on Oakwood Boulevard.

WKMH - AM first broadcast in 1946
from the attic of Gagnon Fine Furniture on Michigan Avenue. In 1963, the failing station re-branded itself WKNR, and the legendary Keener 13 was born.

"We at Dearborn feel that industry is a symphony-the symphony of Nature, Labor and Mind."
Edsel Ford (on "Ford Sunday Evening Hour")

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Henry Ford's Dance Orchestra made several records featuring early American music.
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HM NumberHM1UW3
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 314627 N 4686081
Decimal Degrees42.30491667, -83.24903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.295', W 83° 14.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 17.7" N, 83° 14' 56.52" W
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Area Code(s)313, 248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22269 Michigan Ave, Dearborn MI 48124, US
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