Today, the WBRC-TV studio facility sits in front of this building, used for many years to house Channel 6's transmitter plant after the FM station went silent.
WBRC-FM wasn't with us very long. All attempts at trying to sell the public on the virtues of FM radio fell flat ... it would be another three decades before FM knocked AM off its throne. WBRC chose to take the FM off the air, so the building and tower could be used for Mrs. Hanna's new experiment: television. WBRC-TV Channel 4 signed on in July 1949. (It would move to Channel 6 in 1953).
second incarnation of WBRC-FM was launched in 1959, although with a far
lower power, broadcasting at 106.9 on the dial.
For the radio geek on your shopping list, how about one of those Emerson "Conqueror" FM sets? (Please?)
"Mother Knows Kellogg's Best."
Thank goodness, because Father always gets the cheap, generic stuff.