Although business was good, he was driving 81 miles each way every day so he could continue living on his small farm near Oak Hill.
Eventually, the demands of management began to bear.
A 1948 application for the FM station requested 96.5 MHz, 15,500 watts, although I believe the station signed on the air on its current 94.1 MHz frequency. He said that to his knowledge Oak Hill is the smallest community in the U. Clyde Higgins, production manager of the station, said that it might be a matter of a day or a week before the station goes on the air regularly with network programs. He estimates that the station had been playing rock music for about 6 to 8 months by that time.
WOAY Pictures You Tube Video Clip (1987) Audio Clips WOAY-AM signed on the air on December 22, 1947, on 860 k Hz with 250 watts. Thomas had intended to request the call letters WOAK, for “Oak Hill,” but that his hand-written application was misread by the FCC, and the call letters WOAY were instead assigned. It included the Bobby Cook Jamboree at a.m., Elmer Hickman at , the Mount Hope Hour at a.m., Tex Ritter at , the Hillbilly Tune Parade at , and Juke Box Revue at . Then, in 1983, an 18-year veteran broadcaster returned to the station with a mission.