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Your Stories

Frederick Vobbe 1/5/2011 (Employee): I came to WLIO June 20, 1985, and replaced Morrie Lamb as Chief Engineer. When I started the station had an RCA TTU30C for a main, and the 1 kilowatt GE was still in operation as a backup. The station had a GE TY24 plyon antenna, which was in sad shape, and in early 1986 we replaced it with a RCA TFU30J. I'll always remember the telethon of 1986. Telethon was a week of preparing, 12 hours of set up, 8 hours of show, then tear down, followed by 12 hours of sleep. On this telethon, I got home at 4AM only to be woke at 5AM by my wife telling me our first child was on their way. Three days later I got home and got some sleep. In 1988 I converted the station to stereo, and we all know what happened in 2009 with the end of analog and the consolidation of four stations. There are some great videos on the WLIO Engineering web page. Click on "Tour" at the bottom. So what is your memory of WLIO? Please submit a story and tell us.

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