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Speedy Bevins Escapes!

Post by genlock » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:44 pm

WVOW Will Soon Be Without Veteran Broadcaster Larry "Speedy" Bevins
Logan County will soon be without its most veteran broadcaster and radio personality.
At the end of November, Larry “Speedy” Bevins will be leaving WVOW and relocating to Putnam County to work as an Allstate Insurance Agent.
Bevins says it may come as a surprise that he will not remain in the broadcasting field. He says there is no other radio station he would ever work for because it would never compare to WVOW which is a blueprint for what hometown radio should be.
Bevins' career at WVOW Radio began in October of 1972, his senior year at Logan High School. He was promoted to Station Manager in 1981.
He says broadcasters are a special tight-knit group and there's nobody like them.
As for what he will miss the most? Bevins says, “In Logan County you know everybody and no matter where you go, whether it's the grocery store, bank or wherever, there will always be someone to talk to or someone you know. Those are the things you just won't find when you leave small town radio.”
Bevins has been the host of every show or type of broadcast on WVOW.
He is a past president of the West Virginia Broadcasters Association and worked as an analyst with the MetroNews Radio Network.
He was also on site at the Aracoma Alma #1 mine disaster where his broadcasts were followed by tens of thousands in West Virginia and Kentucky and were heard all over the world on the ABC Radio Network.
Bevins says there is a great future in store for the coalfields and for WVOW.
Bevins’ 43 years of continuous work at a single radio station is an extreme rarity in the broadcast business and is matched by few in the industry in any company or region. WVOW Program Director Jay Nunley will assume the position of General Manager upon Bevins’ departure.
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Post by Mr. Jones » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:07 pm

Speedy will definitely be missed.

But congrats to Nunley!

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Post by genlock » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:33 pm

But the nickname will not transfer very well.
Nunley will never be known as "Speedy".
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Post by cgarison » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:08 pm

Way to go Nunley!
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Post by Dave Allen » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:09 pm

Not very many people can say they worked somewhere 43 years and left to start a totally different career. Best of luck to Speedy. He was my boss for 20 years and I couldn't have asked for a better one. Let it be known...slowly but surely the Loganites are taking over Putnam County! I wish him luck because once you are a radio guy you are ALWAYS a radio guy!
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Post by Lester » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:29 am

So much win in this thread! Congratulations to probably the only man to live a full radio life on his terms.

And an even bigger congratulations to Jay on his promotion! Excellent news all around.

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Re: Speedy Bevins Escapes!

Post by reeves » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:07 am

Nunley sold out!!!!! He's now a SUIT!

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Post by genlock » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:10 am

a nice tie and a chair that does not squeak.
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Post by Dave Allen » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:06 pm

ALL of Nunley's chairs squeak.
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Post by Ace Purple » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:56 am

Congrats to Jay!
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Post by ralphallen » Sat May 14, 2016 12:24 am

Speedy doing anything but radio is a hoot! Nunley in a suit is also a strange brew. Congratulations to a couple of stars!

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Post by Dave Allen » Sat May 14, 2016 10:30 am

Speedy is doing very well in the insurance business. I talk with him several times a week. It is a bit odd stopping by WVOW when I'm in town and not seeing him there. He was literally the hardest working person I ever met in radio. He was there each morning by 5am and the latest and was there at least 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week. As for Nunley he is doing great in his new role, although he still doesn't wear a suit.
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Post by genlock » Sat May 14, 2016 3:12 pm

I saw Nunley's picture in the Banner and he had a suit on.
He was named to a leadership panel or something.
A logan version of Hitler Youth, I think.
He was smiling so there must have been free food.
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Post by Arp2 » Mon May 16, 2016 4:49 pm

genlock wrote:I saw Nunley's picture in the Banner and he had a suit on.
Link...?!?
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