Turntable Pad


This turntable pad is a black plastic disc with brown synthetic felt top. The disc has a raised 45 rpm record holder in the center, used to keep 45 rpm records from slipping. This turntable pad was sent to WANN (1190) radio station by Columbia records, Inc., in 1953.

WANN (1190 AM) was a radio station based out of Annapolis, Maryland that primarily served the area's growing African American community. Morris Blum founded it in 1946, and it broadcast to the entire mid-Atlantic region. The station was home to disc jockey Charles "Hoppy" Adams starting in the early 1950s. Adams hosted weekly events at a local African American only beach, Carr's Beach, which were popular with the area's youth population.

WANN continued to program gospel, rhythm and blues, and public affairs features until 1992 when the station changed to a mainstream country format with the catchphrase “Bay Country 1190.” Around 1998, the station changed ownership and became WBIS, broadcasting a News Talk Information format.

Date Made: 1953

Maker: Columbia Records, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of Morris H. Blum

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2000.0165.7778Accession Number: 2000.0165Catalog Number: 2000.0165.7778

Object Name: turntable pad

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)felt (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 in x 12 in x 1/8 in; 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x .3175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-731c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1000822

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