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Fred Allman (right) was the owner of WSVA AM in Harrisonburg, VA, in 1947 when he approached Welford Sherman of Orange with the idea of putting a radio station in Orange on the air.
His engineer Warren Braun (left) built the studios and transmitter location for WJMA at the DeVivi Restaurant in Orange. This picture was taken at WSVA in 1950.
WJMA went on the air on September 10, 1949.
photo contributed by Warren Braun