WATO Won't Be Back
October 20, 2008 at 5:18 AM (PT)
HORNE RADIO's Adult Standards WATO-A/OAK RIDGE will not be returning to the air, reports the KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL. WATO sent silent in MARCH 2008 after a storm caused one of the station's three towers to fall.
OM BRIAN TATUM told the NEWS-SENTINEL that "the station will not be going back on the air. A contract is pending on the (sale of the) land and we are in the process of surrendering the license to the FCC. The cost involved in putting the station back on the air was something we just couldn't do."