EATON — For the past 12 years, WEDI-AM 1130 has been the home of Classic Country Radio, reaching the Eaton/Dayton/Richmond, Indiana, region with locally produced programming.
However, like hundreds of local AM stations, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) restricts the WEDI-AM license to daylight hours only.
The FCC now offers AM broadcasters the opportunity to purchase FM translator licenses to expand local coverage. Joe Mullins, President and General Manager of WEDI, wasted no time in finding a license for Eaton.
Mullins is grateful for the opportunity to increase the coverage area of the Miami Valley’s most unique broadcast format with a new FM position at 105.5, which will be programmed 24 hours a day. With 24-hour coverage on FM 105.5, WEDI will develop programming through the evening hours with music, news, weather details, and event coverage. This new dial position will allow the Classic Country Radio team to continue their commitment to serving their loyal listeners and the communities they reach.
The FM 105.5 signal reaches Preble County and much of the Dayton region. This new stop on the FM dial broadcasts the same programming as AM 1130, WEDI’s exclusive Classic Country Radio format. This includes the region’s most unique mix of country oldies, also spotlighting new and classic bluegrass music, traditional gospel music, and the daily classifieds show, the Tradin’ Post, each weekday. Most importantly, the programming is live and locally produced by veteran broadcasters who have connected with Miami Valley listeners for years.
Bucks Braun is heard each weekday morning and features a winning combination of information and entertainment. Daniel Mullins, Joe Mullins, and Greg Gabbard round out the weekday schedule. Each weekend, veteran country entertainer Chubby Howard, and up-and-coming country music singer-songwriter Wyatt McCubbin, feature the best blend of real country music on radio.
“I am so thankful for the dedication of our team on air and behind the scenes at Classic Country Radio. To continually entertain and inform a large, devoted listening audience has allowed us to successfully serve our advertisers and communities. Adding 105.5 now gives us a presence on both the FM and AM dials throughout all of the Miami Valley region,” Mullins said.
FM 105.5 is the fifth southwestern Ohio station owned and managed by Town and Country Broadcasting, Inc., headquartered in downtown Xenia. Mullins formed Town and Country Broadcasting, Inc. in 1995 for the purpose of purchasing and rebuilding WBZI-AM 1500 in Xenia. In 2003, Town and Country acquired Clinton County’s only local radio station, WKFI-AM 1090 in Wilmington, in 2004 acquired WEDI-AM 1130 in Eaton, and in 2010, an FM translator, 100.3 was added to WBZI in Xenia. All five frequencies carry the Classic Country Radio format that has attracted thousands of faithful listeners. The entire broadcast schedule and contact information for all personalities can be found at www.myclassiscountry.com. Find Classic Country Radio on Facebook – www.facebook.com/myclassiccountry.
Mullins is also a world-renowned, award-winning bluegrass artist, respected for his banjo prowess and tenor voice, and recently returning from a European tour with his band The Radio Ramblers. Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers performed at the Amphitheater at the Preble County Historical Society, Sunday, July 24, with opening act, The Worley Boys.