Brack Llewellyn in the control room at WPAQ while a band plays live in famous “Studio A.” Brack Llewellyn in the control room at WPAQ while a band plays live in famous “Studio A.” Submitted photo Submitted photo
It was Groundhog Day 1948. Folks in and around Mount Airy and through the Hollows, across the river and up the mountain were all gathered round their radios, carefully tuned to 740 on the AM dial.
“Seemed everybody knew about it,” area resident Ruth Phillips, 87, remembers. “I was listening.” The Mount Airy News had got the word out that the Granite City would have its very own station, and Groundhog Day would be the day Ralph Epperson’s beloved brainchild would officially take its first breath.
With a program log filled with local advertisers, and newly constructed studios brimming with eager musicians, “good ol’ WPAQ” was on the air….
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