WANN Banner

WANN Banner

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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.

Object Name
date made
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
felt (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 39 in x 41 in x 1 in; 99.06 cm x 104.14 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Morris H. Blum
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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