Posted November 1, 2022
This is a station editorial, I’m Randal J. Miller, station president.
The year was 1946. A group of Clinton area residents decided it was time for the DeWitt County seat to have its own radio station. After over a year of work, WHOW THE BIG 1520 signed on August 2nd, 1947. WHOW has provided 75 years of service to Clinton, DeWitt County, and Central Illinois ever since, and since it's the station's 75th anniversary, it wants to CELEBRATE!
We're inviting you to our WHOW 75th Anniversary Banquet taking place Saturday, November 12th at the Clinton Country Club! We're footing the bill for everything—the venue, entertainment, food, everything—AND will debut the showing of the WHOW 75th Anniversary video! Social hour starts at 5:30, dinner is at 6:30, and the debut of our WHOW 75th Anniversary video at 7:30 that night.
The evening includes entertainment by country singer Gracia Harrison, and a delicious plated pork chop meal with all the trimmings. There'll even be a special WHOW 75th Anniversary cake to enjoy! This special night will be a fund-raiser with all ticket sales going to the Neighborhood Care Center No Fee Grocery, and the Clinton High School Student Activity Fund.
The clock is ticking to the deadline to buy tickets to this special night! THIS FRIDAY, November 4th at 5pm is the absolute deadline for you to buy your tickets, so that we know how much food and cake to plan for.
Tickets are 50-dollars each or buy a table of 8 for 360-dollars! Tickets can be purchased at the Clinton High School office during school day business hours. Help WHOW raise money for these 2 special causes, and watch the debut of the WHOW 75th Anniversary video, Saturday, November 12th at the Clinton Country Club.
We hope you’ll support these 2 worthwhile local non-profit causes, and help WHOW celebrate 75 years of service to Clinton, DeWitt County, and Central Illinois, by purchasing your tickets at Clinton High School by the deadline this Friday at 5pm.
Just as a group of local people had the vision of local radio in Clinton, let’s celebrate their legacy, WHOW’s past, and look to the future as we continue serving our listeners on AM, FM, audio and video streamed from the Big Red Barn!