Guide to the John Hubbard Collection

Guide to the John Hubbard Collection

Record Group 022

Date Span 1990-2003

Extent: 1 ff + 2 audiocassette tapes

Biographical Sketch:  John Hubbard was an early pioneer in commercial radio in the Wiregrass.  He was a founding owner of WHGT in Troy (1931) and WAGF in Dothan.  He attended Univ. of Alabama, 1931-35, and received a degree in electrical engineering.  Exempted from the draft in WW2 because he was a married father, Hubbard operated station WAGF as an "essential War Industry" as designated by the local draft board.  Hubbard sold his interest in the station in ca. 1954, was in business as Radio Communications Service, 1954-ca. 1978-80, then as Radio Dispatch Company until his retirement.

Scope / Content:  Collection contains one ca 2000 photograph of Mr. Hubbard, 1.5 hours of taped interview conducted on 2-17-2003, and three reports; one by Hubbard on the radio station, an extensive autobiography of Hubbard and family, and an article written about Hubbard for the Alabama Alumni Magazine.

Access:  Open per Donor Agreement

Date processed:   02/18/2003
Processed By: M. Olliff


  1. 2 audiocassette tapes, Interview between Mr. Hubbard and Dr. Martin T. Olliff, 2-17-03
    Interview concerns early radio stations near and in Dothan, AL, and Mr. Hubbard's career, particularly during World War 2.
  2. Photograph of Mr. Hubbard, ca. 2000
  3. Autobiography of John T. Hubbard, dot-matrix printing, 19 single-spaced leaves.
  4. “Radio Station WAGF” by John Hubbard, dot matrix printing, 9 single-spaced pages
  5. Photocopy of article about Hubbard.  Lance Griffin, “Over the Airwaves,” Alabama Alumni Magazine, August/September 2001, 24-25.