As many of you know, WPAZ went off the air suddenly in December 2009 leaving Pottstown without a local radio station. Many people were stunned and saddened by this turn of events.
There has been a lot of talk and people calling into Sound Off expressing their opinion on the subject. Two Pottstown area men are doing more than talking about it. They are actually in discussion with Mitchell Scott, the owner, about purchasing WPAZ and returning it to the airwaves. Ross Landy and his business partner Rick Rodgers have started the ball rolling by trying to raise $50,000.00 as a deposit to secure the purchase of the radio station. If they can accomplish this, Mitchell Scott will stop accepting other offers for WPAZ.
Landy and Rodgers want to make WPAZ even more community oriented than it was previously by doing more remote broadcasts like the Fourth of July parade, Churchill’s open mike night, Sunnybrook Ballroom and getting involved with the Tri-County Performing Arts Center and other arts and cultural groups. These gentlemen are interested in promoting Pottstown as a destination with things to do. Sounds like this fits right in with the revitalization efforts and ULI study.
You can check out their website at http://www.wpazpa.org and check out their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pottstown-PA/WPAZ-Preservation-Association/367218693829?ref=mf&v=wall
RoysRants encourages everyone to get involved and help promote the return of WPAZ to the Pottstown area.