WANN Banner


This banner was used by the Annapolis, Maryland radio station WANN during the 1950s. The blue felt banner has gold trim with gold fringe tassels and reads “WANN/10,000 WATTS/DIAL 1190” in gold lettering.

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.

Date Made: 1950s

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: 2002.0319.02Accession Number: 2002.0319Catalog Number: 2002.0319.02

Object Name: banner

Physical Description: fabric (overall material)felt (overall material)wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 39 in x 41 in x 1 in; 99.06 cm x 104.14 cm x 2.54 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4c59-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1190154

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