WILMINGTON — Radio station WALH — The Voice of Wilmington — was the topic of Dennis Mattingly’s talk at the Monday night Lions Club meeting.
Dennis spoke about the history of local radio in Wilmington, starting in 1964 when Fran Stratman pioneered an AM radio station, then to 2014, when Lee Hendee started the WALH-LP FM radio station.
The FCC’s limitations required under this license for operating the station proved too costly. Recently, after the passing of Lee Hendee, it was decided to convert the station to a commercial streaming radio station.
Since then the station has been expanding its broadcast subjects and types of music and the broadcasts of local football games has proved to be popular. The station can be accessed on the internet at WALHradio.com.
Dennis introduced his important assistant, Jerome Agean, to those in attendance at the meeting.
It was very interesting to learn about another reason we are glad to call Wilmington home.