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December 6, 2013

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DELHI — Partners in a proposed 24-hour FM radio station to be based in Delhi have received tentative approval from the federal government and target midwinter as their first time on air.

“We have received notification from the Federal Communications Commission that our application has been approved. Now, it’s only a matter of time before the permit arrives,” said Kevin Wright, president of the new station, which will be located at 100.3 FM on the radio dial.

Wright, backed by investors Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowsky of New York City, filed with the FCC.

Pepper said he and Snadowsky have been friends since boyhood, and they have owned The Bottom Line, a premier New York nightclub for the past 15 years.

“We saw very exciting possibilities,” said Pepper of the Delhi radio station opening. “We’re more than just business people, we’re creative business people, and there are some interesting things that radio offers.”

He said that with the second homes of many urbanites around Delaware County, there should be a new group of listeners in the local market.

The new station company is Wopos Broadcasting Co. Inc. and Wright is president, Snadowsky secretary and Pepper vice president. Wright said the call letters requested of the FCC are WKEV.

  

50 years ago

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Joseph Sanchez has been promoted to vice president in charge of sales for the Lyncoach and Truck Company, James Friery, president announced Thursday.

As vice president, Mr. Sanchez will be in charge of sales both foreign and domestic for the firm that operates plants in Oneonta and Troy, Alabama.

Mr. Sanchez says the outlook for future production and sales looks bright.

He pointed out that there are 125 persons now at work at the Oneonta plant and that “sales are considerably ahead of last year.”

Mr. Sanchez says at the present time the production of the Lyncoach firm is split with 70 percent devoted for commercial products and 30 percent for defense contracts.

In the early ‘50s, he pointed out, the entire operation was centered on defense contacts.

The local company is considered the second largest producer of aluminum bodies for large trucks, and bodies for commercial trucks such as walk-in models, panel trucks and other delivery type vehicles.