Tag: Radio Station WCAM

  • E. Allen Hughes

    E. Allen Hughes embarked on a distinguished 36-year career as a reporter and copy editor with the Camden Courier-Post newspapers, commencing in 1928. Notably, he ventured into radio news broadcasting over WCAM in the late 1930s. His prolific journey concluded with his retirement in 1965. During the autumn of 1932, E. Allen Hughes authored a…

  • Radio Station WCAM

    Radio Station WCAM

    Camden’s First Radio Station Camden’s oldest radio station dates back to September 1925 when it signed on as WFBI at 1270 AM under the ownership of Robert Galvin. The city government became involved soon afterward. The official dedication of the now municipally-owned radio station, rechristened WCAM, occurred in Convention Hall, occurred on March 29, 1926.…

  • Pierce is Ousted as Safety Head

    Pierce is Ousted as Safety Head

    Camden Courier-Post – June 10, 1960 Amid cheers and boos from spectators, Mayor Pierce was switched from director of public safety to public affairs director at a commission meeting Thursday night. Pierce lost control of the police and fire departments by a 4-1 vote. The motion to divest the mayor of the public safety department…

  • Commission Department Assignments

    Camden Courier-Post – June 10, 1960 This is how the departments were assigned to the commissioners Thursday night: Mayor Pierce, director of public affairs: the director’s office, revaluation program, visiting nurses, public assistance, Camden County Historical Society, charitable institutions, parking authority, civil defense and’ celebration of public events, anniversaries and holidays. Commissioner Garrity, director of…

  • City Revenues Rise $1,268,771.83 In 1937 Over Previous Year

    City Revenues Rise $1,268,771.83 In 1937 Over Previous Year

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 Gross Receipts Tax Windfall Provides Half of Gains in Record-Breaking Total MAYOR ISSUES REPORT By A. CHARLES COROTIS Camden City collected $1,268,771.83 more in current and delinquent taxes and miscellaneous revenues in 1937 than in 1936, it was revealed in an official report prepared by Comptroller Sidney P. McCord…

  • Kobus Named Head of Puzzlers Group As Convention Ends

    Kobus Named Head of Puzzlers Group As Convention Ends

    Camden Courier-Post – Feburary 24, 1936 ‘Nedmac’ (Spell It Backwards) Elected; Wife Retires as Vice President NEW WORDS PRESENTED By THOMAS O’HALLORAN Joseph F. Kobus, retired Camden merchant, was elected president of the National Puzzlers League, Inc. at the closing session yesterday of its 105th semi-annual convention. The convention opened Saturday in the Hotel Walt…

  • National Puzzlers to Hold Semi-Annual Session Here

    Camden Courier-Post – February 20, 1936 Amateur Creators of Brain Twisters Open Three-Day Conclave Tomorrow Mrs. Kobus to Greet Delegates onArrival Puzzledom, that world of crypto-grams, psychology and pseudonyms, will have its capital in Camden beginning and continuing through Sunday. It will be the 105th semi-annual convention of the National Puzzlers’ League, Inc. Back in…

  • Fleet Adequate to Defend U.S. and Maintain Peace Urged by Wolverton in Navy Day Speech

    Fleet Adequate to Defend U.S. and Maintain Peace Urged by Wolverton in Navy Day Speech

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 Congressman Praises Theodore Roosevelt for Interest in Nation’s Marine Forces; Parade And Dinner Conclude Celebration in Camden Congressman Charles A. Wolverton, in an address yesterday commemorating Navy Day, urged the United States to “maintain a navy of sufficient strength and effectiveness for the adequate defense of the nation.” The…

  • Facts Twisted by PS in Fight on Light Plant, Von Nieda Says

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 Corporation Fails to Tell About Drop in Florida Rate, Charge BENEFITS TO TAXPAYERS POINTED OUT BY MAYOR “In presenting figures to influence the voters of Camden on the light plant referendum, Public Service Corporation has cooked its own goose in an electric roaster.” That was the declaration of Mayor…

  • Cops Nab 14 Nudists After Criticism for Vandalism, Bathing

    Cops Nab 14 Nudists After Criticism for Vandalism, Bathing

    Camden Courier-Post – June 23, 1933 Citizens Complain to City Commission and Give ‘Hot ‘Tips’ $500,000 DAMAGE TO HOMES CHARGED Police Act Quickly on Objection to ‘Buck’ Swimming The Camden police were criticized yesterday at a meeting of the City Commission for relaxing their vigilance in halting damage by vandals in vacant properties which have…

  • Elks to Observe Flag Day Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – June 12, 1933 Uniformed Veterans to Join Lodge Members in Colorful Ceremonies Arrangements are completed for the Flag Day celebration to be held tonight by the Camden Elks Lodge Lodge at Seventh and Cooper Streets. The program will open at 7.30 p.m. Doors of the lodge room will be opened to the…

  • Flag Day Service Planned By Elks

    Camden Courier-Post – June 8, 1933 Elaborate Ceremonies Monday Night Will Be Open to Public An elaborate Flag Day celebration to be open to the public and broadcast over the radio is planned by Camden Elks for Monday night. Ceremonies will open at 7.30 p. m., in the lodge room, Seventh and Cooper Streets, with…

  • City Adopts Cut Budget After Clash

    City Adopts Cut Budget After Clash

    Camden Courier-Post – February 10, 1933 Slash of $720,890 Is Revealed in Totals Passed at Session of Rulers Lease Announced Of Radio Station Commissioners Debate with Von Nieda as He Charges Gross Extravagance By Walt Batezel The Camden City Commission yesterday approved the 1933 city budget after hearing and rejecting economy recommendations of several civic…

  • Republicans Seek Mrs. Hyland’s Job on Election Board

    Camden Courier-Post – February 4, 1933 Will Drop Mrs. Stinson To Win Place for Mrs. Caperoon – AIM AT CAPTURING POST OF SECRETARY Plan Revolves About Law’s Jigsaw Puzzle on Member’s Ages By MERCURY A change in the Republican membership of the Camden County Board of Elections will take place when that body reorganizes March…