WEIC newstalk 1270 in Charleston will celebrate its 57th anniversary with an on-air show Saturday, December 10th, from 9:30am to 2pm. The show will be heard live on newstalk 1270 and streamed on the Internet at WEICdailynews.com.
The WEIC 57th Anniversary Show will feature many of the former WEIC personalities sharing their memories of their time on the station. Among those scheduled to appear include Wayne R. Miller, Scott Allen, John Harth, Jay Puffer, Tom Seib, Dave Hulbut, Harvey J. Steele, and Mark Carey.
WEIC first signed on, on December 12, 1954, at the same location it's at today—2560 West State Street on the former Illinois Route 16 on Charleston's northwest side. The station came on the air at 1270 on the AM dial with 1000 watts of power and 2 towers. Nighttime service and 3 more towers, were added in 1972.
The station was recently purchased by the Miller Media Group's Kaskaskia Broadcasting, Inc., of Taylorville, who began its new newstalk format on the station October 19.