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WHAR, Clarksburg

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 President.

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.

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.

(Thanks to Andy Morris for supplying the obituary.)

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