Archive Record

Object Name Stationery
Catalog Number 2014.024.086
Description This item is a piece of stationery most likely designed by Ruth Simpson for WDXB. WDXB also known as (Dix-Bee) was a radio staider located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company was known for Music, News, and Sports. It was 1490 AM. The stationery also claims that you can get circulation, results, and economy all on WDXB. They were "your good neighborhood station".

WDXB signed on to the air for the first time on July 4, 1948. Joe Williams a local Chattanooga attorney started WDXB in 1948 and had the studio at 539 vine street. That location is currently occupied by UTC dorms. WDXB’s signal was broadcast from a 180-foot tower on Riverside Drive near the City Water Company. The radio station switched many hands during its time. During the 1960's when FM stations became available, smaller stations could not compete. WDXB struggled up until 1990 when the owners noticed that they had a very small following in Chattanooga and they decided to close the station. Today the radio dial 1490 AM is occupied by WJOC in Chattanooga.
Date 1948-1960
Extent of Description 8.50" x 11.00"
Accession number 2014.024