By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - After nearly 31 years of operation, WKSL radio is tuning out.
The radio station, known for playing "positive country" music and Christian programs on its 94.3 FM frequency, broadcast its last show out of Greencastle on Friday.
The station, founded by Benjamin Thomas Sr. and operated under Greencastle Broadcasting Co., was bought by Chambersburg Broadcasting Co.
Officials there would not disclose plans for their latest acquisition.
"It was a part of me for all but 12 years of my life,'' said Franklin County Commissioner Bob Thomas, who fondly remembers his first broadcast from the station at the age of 13. "It's hard to say goodbye. There's a terrible void in my heart."
Bob Thomas served as the company's president. His brother, Benjamin Thomas Jr., was also an officer in the corporation.
A mobile home manufacturer, the elder Benjamin Thomas was a faithful radio advertiser and could often be heard live on the airwaves promoting his business. In 1967, he applied for a broadcasting license and invested in his own radio station.