Frank Maddox tested a new 20-watt radio transmitter and made the first broadcast
of radio station "3BIY" (the future WDBJ).
Ray Jordan, the bookkeeper for Richardson-Wayland Electric Co.,
first played "Soldier's Joy" on the fiddle.
Several miles away on the Roanoke side of Salem,
S.H. McVitty picked up the signal on his radio receiver.