published Friday, June 3rd, 2011

WDOD in Chattanooga sold to Baylor, off the air for good

After 86 years on the air, WDOD-AM 1310, the city’s oldest radio station, is now silent. The change has no effect on WDOD-FM 96.5, according to Bernie Barker, station general manager. He said Bahakel Communications sold the 22-acre station property along the Tennessee River to The Baylor School. The station license “was surrendered to the FCC,” he said.

He declined to get into details such as how long the purchase had been discussed, but said “it was an opportune time. We were having difficulties keeping it on air. Parts were getting harder and harder to come by and in some case we had to have them custom made. Baylor needed the property for expansion, so everything was very timely.”

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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