Owner Says N.C. Station Was Torched
February 4, 2008 at 5:26 AM (PT)
The studios of W.F.M. INC. Southern Gospel WCIS-A (POWERHOUSE 76)/MORGANTON, NC were destroyed by fire FRIDAY (2/1), and co-owner JOHN WHISNANT, JR. told the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER that he's been told by investigators that the fire was probably arson.
"The building was ransacked, with drawers pulled out of file cabinets and desks," said WHISNANT. "Whoever did it was looking for cash. When they didn't find what they were looking for, they torched the place. It's heartbreaking. Fifteen years of work up in flames."
WHISNANT hopes to get the station back on the air by the end of the month.