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Encyclopedia > WEDI (radio station)

WEDI "Classic Country Radio" (for Eaton,Dayton and Indiana)is a daytime-only commercial AM radio broadcasting station at 1130kHz licensed to Eaton, Ohio. Eaton is a city in Preble County, Ohio, United States. ...

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History

WEDI began in 1981 as WCTM-AM a continuation of a beautiful music format which aired originally at 92.9 FM (the present-day WGTZ "Z-93")where the WCTM calls originated in 1959. In June of 2004 while battling with heath problems and age,Stanley Coning,owner,operator,chief enginneer and announcer of "Radio Ranch 1130 WCTM" announced his official retirement from radio broadcasting and bid farewell to his many listeners. The transmitter site and three towers (home built by Coning himself) remains located in the Preble County rural community of Glenwood just east of Eaton. It's "figure 8" east to west direction pattern allows the station to be heard as far west as Greenfield in Central Indiana to London in Central Ohio should one be traveling on I-70 or on U.S. Route 40. WCTM were the call letters assigned to an FM station, and later an AM station, both licensed to Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, U.S.A. // WCTM was originally an FM station built by Stan Coning and three partners in 1959. ... Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM / EZ) is a mostly-instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. ... WGTZ (for Great Trails Z-93) is a commercial FM station licensed to Eaton, Ohio at 92. ...


Classic Country Radio

The station returned to the air in July of 2004 as WEDI,now owned by Town and Country Broadcasting. Its current format is country oldies from the 1950s up to the 1980s in addition to bluegrass and country gospel music programming as "Classic Country Radio" as the Western Ohio/Eastern Indiana repeater of WBZI(AM) 1500 in Xenia, Ohio which serves Xenia,Springfield,eastern Dayton and surrouding areas.. WKFI(AM) 1090 in Wilmington, Ohio is the other repeater serving southwestern Ohio and portions of Northern Kentucky as well as metropolitan Cincinnati. As a point of interest, the call sign WEDI had once been assigned to the passenger liner SS America of the United States Lines a long time ago. Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music which has its own roots in Irish, African, Scottish and English traditional music. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... WBZI Classic Country Radio is a daytime-only AM broadcasting station in Xenia, Ohio at 1500 kHz operating with 500 watts. ... Xenia (pronounced Zeen-yuh) is a city in Greene County, Ohio, near Dayton. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city located in Clinton County, Ohio. ...


See also

WCTM were the call letters assigned to an FM station, and later an AM station, both licensed to Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, U.S.A. // WCTM was originally an FM station built by Stan Coning and three partners in 1959. ... WGTZ (for Great Trails Z-93) is a commercial FM station licensed to Eaton, Ohio at 92. ... Eaton is a city in Preble County, Ohio, United States. ... Preble County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... WBZI Classic Country Radio is a daytime-only AM broadcasting station in Xenia, Ohio at 1500 kHz operating with 500 watts. ... The following is a comprehensive list of AM and FM stations that operate in, or are marketed towards, the state of Ohio. ...

External links

  • Official site of "Classic Country Radio" WBZI,WKFI and WEDI.(with streaming audio)
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WEDI

 
 

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