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Post by wlpatrick » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:53 am

We are pleased to announce that local ownership has completed its purchase of WJEH-AM and WNTO-FM in Gallipolis. Tina Merry and Dave Diddle are now officially owners of these stations. We wish them the very best and know that they will do a good job for their listeners and advertisers.

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Post by Dave Allen » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:12 am

Just curious, what format does WJEH run now? Are they still daytime only?
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Post by Groucho » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:16 pm

WJEH is running adult standards. Great sound with the new 1K transmitter and the digital processing. They reduce power at night to cover Gallipolis.
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Post by Scott Reppert » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:16 pm

wlpatrick wrote:Sunny Broadcasting
daveinthemorning wrote:Are they still daytime only?
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Post by Dr. Whiplash » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:48 pm

I grew up listening to WJEH. Discing with Doss, The Chatterbox, Dick Thomas' news -- local radio at its best. Great to learn that 990 & 93.1 will stay local and continue to serve the community. Gallipolis deserves it, as do a lot of communities who've already lost it.

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Post by Sunnygal » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:21 pm

WJEH-AM was my first radio job. It is an extreme honor to be able to contiune to serve the area with this long standing, local station. WNTO-FM Sunny 93.1 is growing quickly and our area is loving the new local station! Many things have been said about Mr. Larry Patrick on this board-all I can say is he was a great boss who has given Dave and I an amazing opprotunity- "thank you" is not sufficient.
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Post by wlpatrick » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:48 pm

We were able to secure very limited nighttime power a few years ago for WJEH-AM--16 watts. Not much but enough to cover the city of license at night on 990 khz.

Again, we wish the new local owners nothing but great success.

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Post by Mark Hallburn » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:07 pm

I wish Dave and Tina the best. Two very classy people. Hopefully they can get more power for WJEH at night, and later increase the FM's reach as well. Right now Sunny 93.1 gets into Putnam County as far east as Winfield. It's unfortunate that they weren't able to buy The River as well.
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Post by Dave Allen » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:01 pm

When I started working in Gallipolis in '91 101.5 was Classic Rock 101.5 WGTR and 'JEH was a daytime only 990 Country. In the fall of '92 they flipped 'JEH to a news/talk format, so I was wondering what they were doing now. To be a daytimer on low power there were a lot of people listening.
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Post by Mark Hallburn » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:27 pm

I would listen to WJEH if it did news/talk. I miss River's old format.
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Post by Bob Campbell » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:21 pm

The real question is this; should I charge Dave a consulting fee for the advice I give him?
Guess I can live with dating his sister.

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Post by Bob Campbell » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:24 pm

Ouch! Just been told by Dave's sister that my post was inappropriate. I should have said, "being used as a sex slave by his sister".

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Post by Mike » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:55 pm

Good job and good luck!
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