Up until only the last 15 years or so, getting historic information wasn't as easy as just logging on to the Internet and looking something up.

Sure, you could go to the local library or the nearest town hall, but for a news operation like WOBM it was important for us to have records on hand.

That's why this table of the Ocean County population from 1950 - 1975 was included in our archives.

The final page of our 1976 newsroom policy book was this:

WOBM Archives

With information from the census in 1950, 1960, and 1970, plus the population estimate for 1975, there are a number of interesting things that we can pull out.

I could go on all day picking out interesting tidbits that we can learn from this table but if you want to comb over it for yourself, right click on the image above to see it larger.

If you'd like to take a look at the full 1976 WOBM newsroom policy book that this table was attached to, just click here.

Do you have a piece of WOBM history that you'd like to share? Just fill out the form below to send it to us!

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We're celebrating WOBM's 50th anniversary and we need your help! Do you have a t-shirt, bumper sticker, or other piece of WOBM history? Send us a photo and we'll include it in our look back at 50 years of WOBM radio in Ocean County!
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