WQZS is now off the air

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WQZS is now off the air

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Due to his legal troubles Roger Wahl's WQZS-FM in Meyersdale, PA was finally laid to rest Thursday. The FCC revoked the license after his last ditch effort to keep the station. Putting his legal issues aside, and strictly speaking on the station itself: It will be missed. While it was mostly automated outside of morning drive the past several years, you would almost ALWAYS in a 30 minute time span hear some definite oh wow songs. An odd oldies mix that would sometimes play The Irish Rovers, Olivia Newton John, The Temptations, Smokie's "Living Next Door To Alice", and a classic country song from Ronnie Milsap all in that set. They also provided a religious broadcast Sunday mornings that was quite popular. As well as broadcasting high school sports and local fairs, etc. This was definitely not a cookie cutter radio station. I would often look forward to catching it along that first ridge of mountains on the PA turnpike. It will be odd not to see it come up on my dial anymore.
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Having lived over there within a mile of the studio for it's first eight or so years on the air, I only had one problem with them:
MANY RE-RECORDINGS WERE PLAYED...
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.... and every song ever recorded by Melanie. And some obscure 1970s hits like Blind Man In The Bleachers, Ariel, and What Did You Do With Your Old 45s? It almost fit the area like a soundtrack. I just recently came back through there and the non-comm WHYU seems to have increased its power to include Garrett County Md. It's a similar mix of oldies in a way, but with some political satire songs in between. They might be best just to drop all talk, and the satire, and focus on being the community station. The BCI stations from Deep Creek refuse to stream. They can't be picked up 10 miles from their sites. And, you have the mess that is on the Forever stations. How a strong FM like 105.3 can resort to canned WW1 programming, I will never understand.

BTW what ever happened to Grantsville's He's Alive Radio?
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Sold off, station by station. We (Hope Radio, Palau) got all of the usable equipment/cd's/studio furniture, etc...
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