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We stopped by recently & the new owner, Scott Allen, was there. He'd just bought it & plans on tearing down the studio that was added on back in the 70's. It's in really bad shape anyway. He said he's thinking about turning the old building into an apartment. We suggested an Air BnB. The original building, the one that looks like an old Philco radio, was the transmission station. The actual studio was at the Lamar Life, now Standard Life, building downtown. This was Mississippi's second radio station, but Jackson's first. It began broadcasting in 1929. The first radio station in Mississippi operated out of Vicksburg, 44 miles due west of Jackson. WQBC was an AM broadcasting station licensed on 1420 kHz on October 24, 1927.
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