Congressman Flood Congratulates WJAG On 100 Years Of Service

Nebraska Congressman Mike Flood congratulates WJAG for 100 years of service

Congressman Flood made the comment on the floor this week. 

 “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor on of the first American radio stations, WJAG  AM, licensed in Norfolk Nebraska.  It is celebrating 100 years this year. 

In 1922, radio pioneer Gene Huse established WJAG as one of the first radio stations west of the Mississippi River.  The station became and remains an important part of everyday life for Nebraskans.  G Huse realized that most people didn’t own a radio so he printed instructions in his local newspaper on how to build one.  Many more when to the movie theater or the fire station to hear play-by-play of the World Series, dance to music, or receive ag news. 

Today, his grandson Bill Huse continues the tradition of service.  WJAG has been owned by the same family since its start since 1922 and the station is an American original. 

On behalf of the 1st District of Nebraska, I want to congratulate WJAG on 100 years of service and wish those at the station another 100 years of success. 

Thank you Mr. Speaker.”    

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