WHOW-AM 1520 is a 5,000-watt station
that covers an 80-mile radius and will serve the towns of Clinton,
Maroa, Wapella and DeWitt County. WHOW-FM 95.9 is a 3,000-watt
station that will serve the same communities.
"Our intention is to bring local radio
back to Clinton and DeWitt County," said Brady.
"We are happy to announce that Jim
Sauers will serve as general manager. Jim has served a popular area
radio station in several different capacities and prior to that
helped operate another station in central Illinois that is similar
in size to Clinton.
"Jim will next be hiring a local news
director, sports director and other key people to make the station
work for the area.
"The communities need a place for news,
and the businesses need a place to promote their products," Brady
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The group will operate under an
agreement with the Federal Communications Commission and the former
operator, Jim Livesay, pending the transfer of the license to the
"Mr. Livesay has been working with us
to make the transition as easy as possible," Brady said.
The AM signal will be in operation
before the FM is back on the air. Improvements are still being made
to the FM.
excited to make these announcements, and our new station manager
should have more information soon," Brady said.