August 9, 1956

On August 9, 1956, the first statewide, state-supported educational network went on the air in Alabama. WBIQ in Birmingham and WAIQ in Andalusia started airing programs as members of the Alabama Educational Television Commission. Several important programs were broadcast to the native Alabamians, such as “The Importance of Brushing and Flossing Your Tooth”, “Why It’s Okay to Kiss Your Cousin, But Not Your Cow”, and “It’s True, God Says Roll Tide”.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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