Thursday, May 1, 2014

WV Radio: WHNK 1450 AM Signs-Off

Parkersburg's oldest radio station, WHNK 1450 AM went silent Monday night, according to

The Classic Country WHNK is owned and operated by Clear Channel Communications.

It went off the air after losing a tower lease with Walker Machinery. Walker wants to expand and the tower site and transmitter would have to be moved.

WLTP went on the air as WPAR-1420 in downtown Parkersburg on July 11, 1935. The Federal Communications Commission granted the new station, owned by Ohio Valley Broadcasting Corp., 100 watts on which to broadcast.

It would be a decade before another radio station appeared in the Parkersburg area.

WPAR moved up the dial from 1420 to 1450 in 1941. That same year, the Parkersburg station raised its power to 250 watts.

A CCM+E company spokesperson says as of now, there is no decision on the signal.


  1. no reds baseball this is a big deal. I listed to the old country every am hope they can sort the issue out

  2. steve pitiful no one picks up sportsline Hoppy & others not to mention music
    I thought Parkersburg was better than this