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History > Construction Timeline

August 17, 1961: Federal Communications Commission grants a construction permit to RWR Inc. for a radio station to be built in Port Clinton, Ohio.

August 23, 1961: Ground is broken for the radio station's studio and transmitter building at 2104 State Road, Port Clinton. Frank W. Swartz, program director of WFRO-AM in Fremont, Ohio, is named as the new station's first program director.

August 29, 1961: Call letters WRWR are formerly given to the station by the Federel Communications Commission.

September 6, 1961: Shelby H. Bristow, 20-year radio veteran, chief engineer of WTTF, Tiffin, Ohio, is named WRWR's first chief engineer.

September 19, 1961: WRWR's 193-foot tower arrives from California and is erected in one day.

September 21, 1961: WRWR begins testing transmitting equipment.

October 3, 1961: WRWR completes equipment tests and is given Federal Communications Commission permission to begin broadcasts on Wednesday, October 4, 1961.

October 4, 1961: WRWR signs on at 7:00 A.M., concluding its first broadcast day at 7:00 P.M.

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