The Atlanta Constitution and The Atlanta Journal Merge

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The Atlanta Constitution and The Atlanta Journal Merge - Sunday First Issue Of Combined Paper Today's...
Sunday First Issue Of Combined Paper Today's Constitution Printed on Journal Press The first combined Sunday paper in consolidation of The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution will be pub lished on June 4. Today's issue of The Constitution, however, however, was published mechanically from The Journal's new plant at 10 Forsyth st Details of the consolidation, bringing together under one roof the South's standard morning paper and the South's largest afternoon caper, were made known today by the publishers. In Fulton Superior court Wed nesday Judge Jesse M. Wood signed an order authorizing the consolidation and granting a char ter to the new corporation, Atlanta Newspapers, Inc. This was done a short time after tne petition lor consolidation had been filed by The Atlanta Journal Co. and The Constitution Publishing Co. The action by Judge Wood marked the final legal step in the consolidation. consolidation. Atlanta Newspapers, Inc, .the new owning company, returns io-j io-j io-j day to the FCC the construction permit of WCOJN, a property or The Constitution. The ABC network affiliation will be assumed by WGST effective to day. The new corporation has also asked the commission for permis sion to use the tall television tow-i tow-i tow-i er of WCOH on Willoughby way. N. E. Long-range Long-range Long-range plans are being made; by Atlanta Newspapers, Inc, to give readers of The Journal and; The Constitution even better news- news- papers than they have had here-1 here-1 here-1 tofore. The enormous amount of, detail Involved in a consolidation! WSB-FM WSB-FM WSB-FM Sends From New Toicer WSB-FM WSB-FM WSB-FM today will begin transmitting from the new WCON 1,000-foot 1,000-foot 1,000-foot tower on Willoughby Way, N. ., and will use Channel No. 253, frequency frequency 98.5 megacycles. Broadcasting hours will be from 3 p. m. to 11 p. m. The tall tower, together with an authorized increase in power from 48,000 to 54,000 watts, will increase the reception reception range. WSB-FM WSB-FM WSB-FM had been broadcasting from the Journal 600-foot 600-foot 600-foot tower at 1601 West Peachtree St, N. W, on 104.5 megacycles. of this magnitude takes time, but in the long run both readers and aHi7rtiRPrs will orofiL They will nave best newspapers skill exDerience can produce. Many complicated readjustments m mechanical production are made necessary by the consolidation. Continued on Page 5, Col. S

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  2. 01 Jun 1950, Thu,
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