Western Kentucky Duo To Go Dark

104.9 The Wave WAVJ 1580 WPKY Princeton Commonwealth BroadcastingCommonwealth Broadcasting is pulling the plug on its two stations in Princeton, KY.

Classic Hits “104.9 The Wave” WAVJ and Sports “ESPN Radio 1580” WPKY Princeton will go dark on Friday, July 31. KFVS-TV reports that Operations Manager Caroline Garcia made the announcement this morning to the station’s staff and Commonwealth Vice President Dale Thornhill will be in town next week to discuss the matter with current station advertisers. WAVJ/WPKY broadcast Caldwell County High School sports as well as serving as the local affiliates for University of Kentucky sports and Tennessee Titans football.

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  1. Wondering if they’ll put them up for sale or just turn the licenses in to the FCC

  2. If only someone in that area who has a passion for broadcasting would pop-up and offer to buy those stations.

    • You said the same thing about Classical South Florida — and that group is being sold to a religious broadcaster.

  3. In today’s Tom Taylor Now (at http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=78b390ff9f5b002e3f050238c&id=d24bbe5f75), the stations’ owner said that the TV reporter misinterpreted what will happen: Supposedly, both stations will instead start simulcasting 97.7 WWKY.

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