Looking back to early days at WGNS (brief step back into history)

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Left to Right: Johnny Cash, Sophie Tipton, June Cash, Carl Tipton visiting the Cash family at their Hendersonville home that stood on the banks of Old Hickory Lake. The home later burned down in 2007. The wooden structure was 13,880-square-feet in size.

WGNS thought we would take a brief look back into local radio history with the wife of Carl Tipton. If you are not familiar with that name, Carl had his own radio show on the Good Neighbor Station. Sophie Tipton stated...

Carl Tipton died in 1989.


In the forties, fifties and sixties Tipton and the Mid-State Playboys did a "live" radio show on WGNS from a different local business every day. Ms. Tipton described the studios above the French Shop on the local square.


WGNS has always focused on promoting the importance of shopping with local businesses. In the 1950's, Murfreesboro Extra Value Days had a parade that went around the square. Carl Tipton was a part of that event and even helped to sell advertising for things like that. Tipton was one of the early figures who helped to shape WGNS in the early days of local radio.

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