I can’t tell you how excited we are about the opportunity we have been blessed with here in Travelers Rest. To basically be given a blank canvas, and to be able to turn that canvas into what we believe will become a vibrant part of the community, is both a daunting and thrilling challenge.
I was the kid sleeping with the transistor radio under his pillow so he could hear Cincinnati Reds baseball games from the West Coast. I was the guy with the radio hidden in his locker at school.
And 30 years ago this past December, when I went to work at my hometown radio station in Williamson, WV, I was warned by a radio lifer about the profession. He told me to be careful, because if the business ever got in my blood I could never get rid of it.
I truly, truly love the business. Whether it’s broadcasting games in my role as the Voice of Furman University athletics, hosting a show, or even serving as a glorified button pusher, I love radio.
That’s why when this opportunity was presented to me, I jumped at it.
Our programming will be aimed at becoming a go-to source for info on TR. And partnering with entities like the city, the TR Tribune and others will make that possible.
What you’re going to get is a work in progress that, over time, hopefully grows into a finely-tuned (pun intended) radio station. A radio station that will do everything in its power to become a vital part of this growing community.
I know that our challenge is proving ourselves to you. If you are a business owner, I realize that there are many, many options you have when it comes to spending your advertising dollars. I know it is up to us to earn your business. And once we get it, it’s up to us to work even harder to keep it.
What I’m asking is this:
When we come to see you about advertising on 1580 WDAB, with our extremely low rates, give us three months to prove ourselves. That’s all I’m asking. If you are willing to make that investment in us, I am confident we can make this venture a success.
Please be watching and listening for programming updates. Our intent is to start bringing in our regular daily programming in early February. Until then, enjoy the variety of music that is currently playing nonstop on the station.
We at WDAB look forward to meeting and interacting with you all.