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|First air date||March 1, 1941|
|Last air date||1951|
|Power||20,000 watts (W47NV)
66,000 watts (on 103.3 in 1950)
|Callsign meaning||Sister F.M. station of WSM|
|Former frequencies||44.7 Megacycles
100.1 Megacycles (1946)
103.3 Megacycles (1948–1950)
|Owner||National Life & Accident Insurance Company|
|Sister stations||WSM, WSM-TV|
WSM-FM was a radio station in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, from 1941 to 1951.
The National Life and Accident Insurance Company (NL&AI), owners of WSM, became the first commercial broadcaster in the U.S. to receive an FM license from the Federal Communications Commission in 1941. Originally known as W47NV (on 44.7 Megacycles, before becoming WSM-FM & switching to 100.1 & later 103.3 Megacycles by 1948), the station operated for about 10 years, until NL&AI realized that few area households had FM radio receivers and thus commercial potential was lacking, unlike the company's television station, WSM-TV (now WSMV-TV). NL&AI shut down WSM-FM in 1951 and returned the license to the FCC.
- Chronology of F.M. broadcasting. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
- List of F.M. stations in the U.S. in 1950. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
- List of F.M. stations in 1941. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
- List of 1946 F.M. stations. Retrieved January 25, 2016. It also lists WSM-FM's start date of March 1, 1941.
- List of 1948 F.M. stations. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
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