650 AM WSM

WSM first signed on the air when the National Life and Accident Insurance Company debuted WSM on October 5, 1925. The call letters “WSM” reflected National Life’s motto: “We Shield Millions.” Less than two months later, WSM birthed it’s most famous show (and the show that would make country music famous), the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry was the first of WSM’s shows to develop such an excited audience that fans would visit live studio broadcast.

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1925

Launched

24/7

Programming

LIVE

On-air daily

17

Original shows

93

Years as the Opry's Radio Home