WPAX is the third-oldest radio station in Georgia and the 20th-oldest station licensed in the nation. Although founder Hoyt Wimpy broadcasted using batteries, the broadcast could be picked up hundreds of miles away. Fan mail in the station files has been received from as far away as New Zealand. Wimpy built and sold his own radios to create an audience for his station. He also built sound tracks. Then Governor of New York, Franklin D. Roosevelt, used one for a political campaign speech in Warm Springs, Georgia, later sending a letter expressing his delight with the system. It’s still an operating radio station today.