Local media broker Ray Rosenblum checked in with us over the weekend to announce that Evangel Heights Assembly of God will file with the FCC to sell WAVL (910 in the palindrome town of Apollo, PA) to Colonial Media. Mr. Rosenblum arranged the sale of the station. Supposedly the letter will be filed this week, but that depends on when the FCC’s Washington, D.C. offices will open. The area was affected by the Nor’Easter over the weekend. Meanwhile, Colonial is operating WAVL under a license marketing agreement and returned it to the air a few weeks ago after the church filed for an STA to remain silent.
Bet you didn’t know that the “AVL” in WAVL stands for Apollo, Vandergrift, Leechburg – the main towns served by the station’s 5 kW daytime signal and 69 watt nighttime signal. (Likewise, Mr. Rosenblum pointed out that WISR (680 Butler) was named for his grandfather Isaac Samuel Rosenblum. Leave a comment below if you can name others!)
Meanwhile, back at the station, Cub Reporter Ted heard a promo on the station that Al Cannon will be on the air at 910 soon.
It wouldn’t surprise us if a translator for WAVL arrives sometime soon as well.