1954 Marietta Yellow Pages P - R
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Looking at these pages in 1954 we had a lot of physicians for such a small population.
And it also seems we had a lot of plumbers for a small populated – and when you remember many families in south Marietta around the Butler Town Community had out houses and so did many of the farms that were mostly outside the city limits.
The last page bleeds into the Rs. R for Radio. Only one station is listed, WFOM. I remember listening to WFOM and we, at the time, playing jokes on one another calling and dedicating songs to certain friends and paring them up with somebody else, which made them a highly unlikely couples.
WBIE was not listed. So, that tells me that WBIE came later, probably in 1955. James Wilder owned WBIE and it seemed he did most the announcing and most the news reporting, which some of it was on the spot news reporting. James had something like a blue and white 1955 Ford with emergency lights to take him quickly on the spot of any accident. He also made money selling photos of accident results to insurance companies.
Also, WBIE provided live radio time for Billy Joe Royal and Mickey Carlile and their rock and roll band to play. If I remember correctly, it was a regular scheduled program, around 4:30 or 5:00pm on a certain day of the week.
WBIE was a country music staiton. WFOM was a "now" radio station that played rock and roll most of the time but had dinner type music in the early evening and they also gave live broadcasts of Marietta High Football games.
And the last page on the page for H & H Radio Service. When I thought of radio repair shops I thought of this place. It was a little old house in the middle of a graveled parking lot on Waverly Way. When I think of old radio tubes I think of this place. They had radio tubes all over the place.
“what is a radio tube?” the modern-day electronics repairman might ask.
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