Noble B. Watson began WOH—Indianapolis’ second radio station—on March 29, 1922. Sponsored by the Hatfield Electronics Company, local dealers in radios and radio components, WOH shared air time with the city’s other station, Wlk. Shortly after WOH’s opening, the station moved its studio to the Hoosier Athletic Club at 920 North Meridian Street (also known as the Independent Turnverein Building and now the Turnverein Apartments), and the Indianapolis Star became an additional sponsor.

WOH was the first station to broadcast the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, using only one microphone and one announcer. In 1923, WOH and WLK both went off the air due to financial difficulties.

Revised June 2021

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