Longtime owner of WMBA (1460 Ambridge), Donn Wuycik, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday. He was 60. Wuycik bought WMBA in 1986 and turned the station into a 24-hour operation after many years of 18-hour broadcast days. In addition to a wide range of jobs, he developed a freelance news gathering business in the late 1970s. A lot of his camera work appeared on national network news. At the turn of the 21st century, Wuycik sold WMBA to its nearby competitor – Iorio Broadcasting – who owned WBVP (1230 Beaver Falls). The two stations have been a simulcast ever since.
Dec 04 2014