According to information from the station, WHAR Clarksburg signed on
the air November 28, 1946, on 1340 kHz. The licensee of the station
formerly was Harrison Corporation, of which James T. Fawcett was
Following is the obituary of Mr. Fawcett which appeared Sunday, July 27,
1997, in the Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram.
FAIRMONT - James Thomas Fawcett, 90, of North Conway, N.H., and
formerly of Fairmont and Clarksburg, died Friday afternoon in the
Clipper House Nursing Home in New Hampshire.
(Thanks to Andy Morris for supplying the obituary.)
He was born June 22, 1907, in Fairmont, the son of the late James
Herdon and Mayme Thomas Fawcett.
Surviving are one son, James C. Fawcett, Grafton; five grandchildren,
James Fawcett, Newburg, Elizabeth Doerr, McHenry, Md., Thomas Fawcett,
Waverly, Ohio, Greg White, Mansfield, Mass. and Gary White, Amherst,
N.H.; four great-grandchildren, Ryan and Kassandra Fawcett, Waverly,
Austin Doerr, McHenry, and Abigail Lynn White, Mansfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite M. Fawcett, who died
in 1981, and a daughter, Lynn Ann White.
He retired in 1988 as owner-operator of WHAR/WVHF radio station in
Clarksburg with 25 years of service. He previously worked at WMMN
radio in Fairmont for 10 years, the Jones Department Store, Fairmont
and Owens Illinois Glass Factory in Fairmont.
He was a graduate of East Fairmont High School, where he was active in
sports and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in
Fairmont, where he taught Sunday School and coached basketball.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Ford
Funeral Home, Fairmont, and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. The funeral
service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev.
Roger Waybright officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn
Cemetery in Fairmont.