SC Upstaters Fear Loss Of Station to Charlotte Move-In
February 12, 2007 at 5:30 AM (PT)
The proposed move-in of Country-Southern Gospel WAGI-F/GAFFNEY, SC to the CHARLOTTE market through a city-of-license change to BESSEMER CITY and a tower move to that of CBS Urban AC WBAV (V-101.9)/CHARLOTTE has drawn expressions of concern from officials and listeners in the GAFFNEY area.
The SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL quotes COWPENS, SC Town Administrator FRED GOSSETT calling the move "un-American" and cites Upstaters' worries that they may lose the station's old-time style of radio, with a "swap shop" show and local news and callers. The station's move followed the death of owner BRIGHT PARKER and her request that the station be sold and the money divided among her heirs.