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September 11, 1997
Where to tune in Narration of the re-enacted battles will be carried on the following local radio stations: - WARX 106.9 FM will air A.P. Hill's attack scenario at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. - WARX 106.9 FM and WARK 1490 AM both will carry The Cornfield battle scenario at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. - WARK 1490 AM will air The Sunken Road or "Bloody Lane" scenario at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | September 19, 2011
An involuntary petition for bankruptcy filed last week is aimed at a company that owns dozens of radio stations, including in Hagerstown. Nassau Broadcasting Partners L.P. of Princeton, N.J., is facing a chapter 7 bankruptcy, in which assets are liquidated to pay debt. Nassau Broadcasting says on its website that it operates 14 radio stations in the Mid-Atlantic region and 31 in New England. In Hagerstown, it has 106.9 The Eagle/WWEG-FM, a rock station, and WARK-AM 1490, which airs talk shows and oldies music.
NEWS
February 3, 1997
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.
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 3, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In an age when people are inundated by dozens of cable television channels, AM and FM radio stations across the band and other media, it may be hard to remember a time when there was no electronic media based in Franklin County. The Franklin County Board of Commissioners on Thursday honored the Booth family as pioneers in local radio and television for more than half a century, declaring Friday "Broadcast Excellence Day. " The family completed the sale of its three stations to Dame Broadcasting Corp.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | December 31, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Two Hagerstown radio stations will lose their local ownership under an application filed with federal regulators Thursday, an official who helped broker the deal said. Nassau Broadcasting Partners LP, based in Princeton, N.J., has agreed to buy Manning Broadcasting's two stations for at least $18 million, said W. Lawrence Patrick, president of Ellicott City, Md.-based Patrick Communications. The stations are WARX-FM and WARK-AM, known locally as Oldies 106.9 FM and Hot Talk 1490 AM. Patrick negotiated the deal on behalf of Manning.
NEWS
February 21, 2007
YOUTH LEAGUES Hagerstown Junior Basketball Elementary Division Preferred Arbor 42, Exchange 19 Preferred Arbor: Younker 4, Wells 2, Rowe 6, Q. Gantt 4, Dailey 6, Commer 6, J. Gantt 12. Exchange: Kitchen 13, Mumma 2, Martin 2, Perchment 2. Alsatia 48, AFSCME 12 AFSCME: Conrad 2, Koontz 4, Sherbert 6. Alsatia: Sta. Christy 4, Hampton 16, Anderson 8, Ste. Christy 14, Jordan 6. Junior Division ...
NEWS
July 26, 1998
WCHA-AM/FM and WIKZ-FM CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - WCHA-AM/FM and WIKZ-FM News Director Lisa Kline was recently honored by the Association for Women in Communications at the nineteenth annual Matrix Awards. Kline was recognized for her July 15, 1997, live reports of a police standoff in Chambersburg. Kline also was honored recently, along with WCHA-AM Sports Director Garry Kline and Sportscaster Dan Laing, at the 1998 Pennsylvania Associated Press Spring Convention. Kline received an Outstanding Membership Cooperation Award for stories contributed to the AP wire during 1997.
NEWS
January 13, 2001
Business briefs Hagerstown Trust Hagerstown Trust recently recognized employees for their years of service. They are Laura Ambrose, Sharyn Baker, Amanda Bishop, Larissa Calimer, Curtis Coons, Michelle Cordell, Melissa Creek, Pam Cunningham, William Fleming, Amanda Gregg, Desiree Grimes, Laurie Henson, Teresa Lowman, Tammy Oberholzer, Rachael Peterson, Alice Pfeiffer, Julie Routzahn, Brenda Shane, Jessica Smith, Nick Sowers,...
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | March 15, 2005
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Have you noticed the black and white placards in some yards around town advertising a radio station? "Relevant Radio" station WDTF (Defenders of the Faith) has been on the air since January 2004, and broadcasts from Berkeley Springs. Jim Fritz, one of the founders of the station, said WDTF (107.9 FM) is different from other Christian stations because it gives national news and sports and has many call-in shows as well as religious educational programming.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | November 21, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - From the Evil Hour to High Noon, fans of Shepherd University's WSHC 89.7 FM now can stay in tune with the eclectic strains of college radio even when they are far from home. The radio station, which began broadcasting 24 hours a day about five years ago, has debuted on the Web, faculty adviser and station manager Buck Lam said Sunday. With a few clicks of the mouse, listeners can dial into www.897wshc.org and enjoy genre-jumping outside the mainstream.
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BUSINESS
November 25, 2012
F&M Trust pledged $25,000 to Totem Pole Playhouse during the theater's recent public appeal to raise $250,000 to ensure that it remains open for its 63rd season in 2013. F&M Trust's contribution was the initial support received by the theater during the campaign, which raised more than $330,000 in a little more than a month. The bank's contribution was the largest contribution/pledge made during the appeal. The bank has been a business supporter of the theater since 1993 as a show sponsor and through financial contributions.
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NEWS
October 16, 2012
F&M Trust and Franklin Feed & Supply partnered to purchase the grand champion at the 77th Annual Franklin County 4-H Junior Beef Club Round-Up on Sept. 22. The grand champion was a 1,284-pound crossbreed raised by Samuel Wingert of St. Thomas, Pa., who repeated as grand champion shower. This is the third steer raised by Wingert that F&M Trust has purchased. The bank bought a crossbred companion steer in 2011 and the reserve grand champion in 2010. In addition, the bank purchased an angus cross-companion steer raised by Kayla Hartung of Mercersburg, Pa. Continuing with its long-standing tradition of supporting local 4-H projects by purchasing livestock, the bank purchased a hog and a goat at the Franklin County 4-H Club sales in August at the Greencastle Livestock Market.
NEWS
August 31, 2012
A man wanted in connection with a Tuesday robbery of the F&M Trust Bank branch at the Penn Village Shopping Center in McConnellsburg, Pa., was captured Friday in Baltimore, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Fulton County. Aaron Lee Deneen, 27, of 380 Lions Park Drive, McConnellsburg, was detained about 3 p.m., and is expected to be extradited to Pennsylvania, police said in a news release.  A man entered the bank at 2:39 p.m. and gave a handwritten note to one of the tellers that read “give me what you have and you will not get hurt,” police said.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2012
F&M Trust recently presented a $5,000 check to the Chambersburg (Pa.) Area Council for the Arts for sponsorship of the Arts Express program. Arts Express offers art classes for those ages 8 to 12, and is designed to expose students to new and innovative ways in making art. Held at the Woods Center of The Capitol Theatre in the fall and spring, as well as at various locations in the summer, the classes are free to students.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2012
Two area radio stations are back in the hands of local owners after being purchased at an auction last week, Manning Broadcasting President Gene Manning confirmed Tuesday. Manning Broadcasting was the successful bidder for three stations, including two it once owned, WWEG-FM and WARK-AM, according to a notice from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Manning Broadcasting Inc. of Hagerstown sold WARX-FM and WARK-AM in 2005 to Nassau Broadcasting Partners of Princeton, N.J., for approximately $18 million, according to a previously published report inThe Herald-Mail.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2011
F&M Trust continued its long-standing tradition of supporting local 4-H projects by purchasing livestock, including a hog, a goat and a pair of steers at the Franklin County 4-H Club sales in August and September at the Greencastle Livestock Market. Renee Preso, assistant vice president and Southern Franklin County market manager, represented the bank at the 4-H Club livestock sales. In August, the bank purchased a hog from Jesse Wade of Chambersburg, Pa., and a goat from Claudia Hissong of Greencastle.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 3, 2011
F&M Trust of Chambersburg, Pa., gave the Greencastle-Antrim School District's $2.5 million capital campaign a financial boost with a $75,000 naming rights commitment. The announcement was made to cheers during halftime at Friday's home football game between the Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils and the Waynesboro Indians. Ken Ditzler, senior vice president marketing manager for F&M Trust, said the $75,000 will be spread over a five-year period. For its donation to G-A MAAX, the group that's leading the fundraising effort, F&M will have a sign erected above the scoreboard at Kaley Field.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | September 19, 2011
An involuntary petition for bankruptcy filed last week is aimed at a company that owns dozens of radio stations, including in Hagerstown. Nassau Broadcasting Partners L.P. of Princeton, N.J., is facing a chapter 7 bankruptcy, in which assets are liquidated to pay debt. Nassau Broadcasting says on its website that it operates 14 radio stations in the Mid-Atlantic region and 31 in New England. In Hagerstown, it has 106.9 The Eagle/WWEG-FM, a rock station, and WARK-AM 1490, which airs talk shows and oldies music.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2011
F&M Trust has pledged $50,000 to the Shippensburg Emergency Services Building Capital Campaign to support the new facility on the corner of Orange Street and Walnut Bottom Road on the site of the former University Lodge Budget Host motel. At a recent groundbreaking, F&M Trust pledged its contribution to be made in five annual installments beginning in 2012 and running through 2016. Representing the bank at the presentation were Anthony Damore, Cumberland County market manager; Dave Zimmerman, commercial services relationship manager; and William E. Snell Jr., president and chief executive officer.
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