This What Happen To WDAD's Nashville Radio Station Ownership 1925-1937
What Happened to WDAD Dad's Auto accessories owner of the Station
Lovell Nathan Smith 1895-1971
WDAD owned by Lovell Nathan Smith of Auto accessories He was the 1st to played the part of introducing Country Music to Nashville, Tennessee. He allowed Dr. Humphrey Bates To Play on his Station to Help sell his Auto accessories. Their first Airing Date was September 14, 1925. This was three weeks before WSM was to air October 5, 1925 WSM was the third Radio Station in Nashville, Tennessee.
The first Three Radio Stations of Nashville TN and what happened to them
Services for Lovell Smith, 77,
who organized Nashville’s first commercial radio station, will be at 11:30 a.m.
today at Roesch-Patton Cosmopolitan Funeral Home.
The REV. Robert Neil Will
officiate. Burial Will be in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.
SMITH, OF Rt. 5, Smith
Harpeth at Road, died Wednesday Thomas Hospital.
Smith was born in
Linton, Tenn., and educated in Davidson County Schools.
In 1925 he opened radio
Station WDAD Which was later bought by WLAC.In 1937 Smith went into the Furniture
business in Cookeville.Eight years
later, had he had furniture stores in Sparta, Carthage, Gainesboro, Livingston
and Celina, Tenn.
AT THE TIME of his
death, Smith managed and operated a 350-acre farm in the Linton South Harpeth
Widow, Mrs. Mary Watkins Smith; a son, L. Maxwell Smith, three sisters, Mrs.
Willie V. Lawrence, Mrs. Dixie Kinzer and Mrs. Eunice Simpson, all of
Nashville, and four grandChildren.
However, this couple, should be able to enjoy their lives without be scrutinize for everything they do. If they're out there doing good for people and who are we to judge. GOD Bless them and their little family. Stop living their lives. Let them keep helping the people, and to preform their Royal Duties, They are always in the spotlight and to be picked apart for everything that they do is unfair to humanity. We should praise them.