HISTORY OF BROADCASTING IN WEST VIRGINIA

WKWK, Wheeling

On Jan. 1, 1941, Broadcasting reported that a construction permit for 100 watts on 1370 kc was granted on Nov. 26 to Community Broadcasting Inc.; Joe L. Smith, owner of WJLS, Beckley, W. Va., president, 98% stockholder; Mary E. Meadows, school teacher, vice president, 1%; Hulett C. Smith, clothing merchant and insurance man, secretary-treasurer, 1%.

The article supplied by the station for the 1989 WVBA book has:

WKWK-AM WEEL-FM Wheeling: At 1400 khz, WKWK AM came on the air May 2, 1941. Format on the 1 kw station is oldies channel. The group ownership, CR Broadcasting Inc., acquired the AM station in February 1987 as well as WEEL-FM, at 97.3 mhz; 50 kw power, which came on the air March 17, 1948. WEEL format is easy listening. Owner and sales manager is Mr. Blair B. Brockmeyer. James Bricker is general manager. The stations are located at 88 Waddles Run Road, Wheeling.

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