Open Mike Show Reviews Local Radio History, Benefits of FM

Tim Coco responds to a caller during WHAV’s Open Mike Show Monday night.

The Open Mike Show looks at WHAV’s upcoming 69th birthday, the importance of radio and what’s ahead for WHAV’s planned FM station.

In historical clips, listeners and viewers hear from John T. “Jack” Russ, who put WHAV on the air March 16, 1947; Major Edwin H. Armstrong, the inventor of FM; Jacob R. Poppele, WOR’s engineer that conducted WHAV’s survey of possible transmitter sites; and William S. Paley, late founder of CBS.