Friday, February 20, 2009

George Kellas Passes

Local radio talk show host George Kellas of WKKX passed away yesterday. The story is on and Send a condolence card to his family:

The Kellas Family c/oWKKX
1201 Main Street #100
Wheeling, WV

WKKX is a local radio station that is locally owned, operated, and staffed. It serves the eastern Ohio/northern panhandle of West Virginia listening area. It is supported by advertising from local businesses.

This station was formed a few years when many local employees of the Wheeling Clear Channel station lost their jobs. WKKX is an example of a place-based economy and proves that local talk radio can succeed in spite of big corporations.

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