WANN T-shirt

WANN T-shirt

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This promotional t-shirt was given out to listeners from Annapolis, Maryland radio station, WANN (1190). It is a white 100% cotton t-shirt, men’s large size, with red, black, blue and yellow printing. The t-shirt is silkscreened:

WANN
BAY COUNTRY
STEREO AM 1190
[ABC logo]
[MRN logo]
REAL COUNTRY!

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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
shirt
date made
1992-1997
manufacturer
Classic-T
place made
Pakistan
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30 in x 36 in; 76.2 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
2002.0319.15
accession number
2002.0319
catalog number
2002.0319.15
Credit Line
Gift of Morris H. Blum
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