Salisbury, (WSTP) Saturday night will mark the end of an era for WSTP. Another owner will take over the station March 1st and has new plans for the future The buyer, 2BProductions have a lot of changes in mind but they are keeping it hush hush. I’ve been trying for a month to find out the new programming and they haven’t told me anything. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
Kyle Poole, son of WSAT’s Buddy Poole will be taking over the website for the new buyer. I have enjoyed building and operating the website however the process has become more complicated over time and its hard to teach an old horse new tricks. My first computer had a “basic” operating system, I had not even heard of Windows back then. I determined a while back that I didn’t want to keep up with this technology, it’s interesting but I have other passions such as metal working and restoring old trucks, tractors, etc. None has anything to do with computers.
As for radio I will certainly miss it. Radio is one of those careers like being a policeman. Once you become a radio guy, that is your career, and it is one you love. Nobody retires from radio, they just slow down and fade away like an old soldier.
WSTP will be going off of the air for a couple of weeks or so while new equipment is installed, the building gets a long needed cleaning and some renovations, but I am told the new WSTP will be worth the wait.
Tonight is planned to be my last. It has been almost 15 years and for the most part a good run. At least I can say that me and my staff can leave WSTP with the mission statement still so true: “Excellence in Broadcasting Since 1939″.
Best wishes to the new owners.
Tim Coates, President
Rowan Media Inc.,