Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Local Radio News

A few people have alerted me to the following news of radio station ownership change. From a purely personal viewpoint, the guy who is pictured to the left, is Andy St. John. (Okay, that's his on air name, and I'm sworn to near secrecy concerning Andy's real last name).

In the early 1980's when I was on the air in Fort Wayne at WMEE 97.3fm playing Top 40, Andy was on the air on WLYV 1450am playing oldies and we became friends.

Here's the story straight from the WLKI Website where Andy has been working... forever:

WLKI NEWS Tuesday, April 1, 2008

(ANGOLA) - This is no April Fools Joke, Lake Cities Broadcasting has been sold. Pending approval by the Federal Communications Commission, the company will become known as Swick Broadcasting Corporation on or about June 1st. Businessman Steve Swick of Coldwater will take over ownership of WLKI in Angola, WTHD in LaGrange, WLZZ in Montpelier, Ohio and our two Sturgis, Michigan stations; ESPN-AM1230 and Oldies 99.3. Swick says he has been interested in buying the stations for several years. In this era of corporate and satellite radio, Swick intends to keep a local presence on all of the stations. Swick is taking over ownership of the five stations from Tom Andrews who helped sign WLKI on the air in July of 1974. Andrews says it's time to be semi-retired but he will be available to Swick in whatever capacity he is needed.

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