WAYNE – KTCH first hit the AM airwaves on March 18, 1968 and celebrated their 50th year in the northeast Nebraska community of Wayne in March of 2018.
Wayne Radio Works, LLC will be this Friday’s host for chamber coffee at 10 a.m. from the community room of Elkhorn Valley Bank.
Heard on air at Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 as well as waynedailynews.com, station manager David Kelly purchased the station in 2008.
Kelly said he’s seen more reliance on the internet.
“We’ve seen a shift in the way people are advertising,” said Kelly. “There’s more dollars being allocated to digital of which we’re a part because we do have digital advertising available for our customers on our website.”
As many businesses took their hits during COVID-19, business at the radio station picked up as it was all hands on deck with the amount of information pouring in that the station needed to pass along to the community.
“We had business closures and hours changing and then the announcements regarding precautions to be taken,” Kelly added. “We were doing a lot of broadcasting both the White House COVID-19 briefing updates and also those from governor Ricketts.”
Kelly has been in the radio business for some 60 years and will reiterate to the community members who attend Chamber Coffee that he feels exceptionally grateful for his staff of broadcast people.
“Every person that works for us either on a full-time or a part-time basis is extremely talented,” Kelly mentioned. “Is very resourceful and is probably one of the best that I’ve experienced in whatever job they’re doing in my entire broadcast career.”
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