January 24, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Wednesday Is The 100th Anniversary Of The Nation’s First Radio Play By Play Broadcast, Heard On What Would Become WTAW (Texas)

Wednesday, November 24, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the first play by play broadcast in the United States.

The Texas A&M-Texas football game was aired on campus wireless station 5XB, which the next year would become WTAW.

Those call letters still stand for “Watch The Aggies Win!” as the flagship of the Texas A&M radio network.

WTAW/Bryan Broadcasting vice president and general manager Ben Downs says “While a lot has changed in 100 years, we’re proud that one thing remains the same. You can still hear every Aggie football game on the station that broadcast the first one all those years ago. Here’s to another 100 years of ‘Watching The Aggies Win’.

Read more: WTAW: https://bit.ly/3rjKNOy