Dayton's WHIO Radio Turns 75
February 9, 2010 at 11:12 AM (PT)
COX RADIO Talk WHIO-A/DAYTON, OH is celebrating its 75th birthday TODAY (2/9), and DAYTON Mayor GARY LEITZELL has declared the day "WHIO RADIO DAY" in the city. The station was the first owned by Gov. JAMES M. COX, signing on in the afternoon of FEBRUARY 9, 1935.
"WHIO is more than just a radio station, it's a symbol of our founder's vision to innovate, to embrace new technology, take risks and to diversify," said COX MEDIA GROUP Group VP ALEX TAYLOR. "That vision became part of COX ENTERPRISES' DNA and drove the decisions we made to invest in television, in MANHEIM, in COX COX COMMUNICATIONS and many other businesses over the years. That diversity is the reason we've outperformed our peers and why we're such a strong company today."
The station is airing promos, including archival material, all day, and stories on the anniversary are appearing in WHIO's sister newspaper, the DAYTON DAILY NEWS, and on sister CBS affiliate WHIO-TV. Today, WHIO simulcasts on WHIO-F.