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"About eight or nine minutes before ...
"About eight or nine minutes before we were to go on the air, the staff had fixed the equipment," Rick Wachtel, president and general manager of WRNR, said in a recent interview.
Pictured, from left, are Gregg Wachtel, Rick Wachtel
and Mike Hornby.
Thirty-nine years later, Wachtel and his brother, Gregg, have sold the station and its parent company, Shenandoah Communications Inc., to Mike Hornby, chief executive officer and publisher of Hornby Publishing LLC and Valley Publishing LLC.
first went on the air, it was a daytime-only Top 40 Rocker, Rick Wachtel
stood for We Rock and Roll.
"We hung a big sign from the towers when we started that said, 'The New Sound of Martinsburg,'" Wachtel
Rick Wachtel, chairman of ...
Rick Wachtel, chairman of the Airport Authority, would not say why the members were looking over the grounds, but the members were interested in the property's bounds.
Pictured from left are members Dennis Barron, Tana Burkhart, Ken Collinson, Steve Cox and Daryl Bryarly, the authority's attorney Kin Sayre, and authority chairman Rick Wachtel.
However, from the discussion among authority members Tuesday while at the property, Schwab
apparently wants to expand the existing structure.
Because there was a quorum of authority members and they were there to discuss business, Wachtel
convened a meeting of the authority in the parking lot of the Schwab building.
"On Nov. 30, we got the ...
"On Nov. 30, we got the final notification from the governor that it had been approved," Rick Wachtel, chairman of the Airport Authority, said in a recent telephone interview.
"In the business plan, we will bring in a consulting company with lots of experience to assess our strengths and our weaknesses, and show us how to exploit our strengths and correct our weaknesses," Wachtel
In February, Wachtel
approached local state legislators about funding.
They said they would support the request.
also asked the City of Martinsburg and Berkeley County officials for financial assistance as well as the Berkeley County Development Authority.
Neither the city, county nor the Development Authority were able to help.
In late March or early April, Wachtel
said the legislators informed him that the authority's request had been approved, but no official word was received until last month.
By then, the current application period for the ARC grant had run out.
The Airport Authority
has to re-apply for the grant, but the authority can show it has a guaranteed local match this time.
At its meeting last week, the Development Authority unanimously passed a resolution supporting the Airport Authority's ARC grant application.
The City Council and County Council
have been asked to pass resolutions supporting the application, but neither have acted on the requests yet.
"It will be a long and involved process," Wachtel
U.S. Rep Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., left, ...
U.S. Rep Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., left, with Eastern Regional Airport Authority Chairman Rick Wachtel and Airport Manager Bill Walkup at the Eastern Regional Airport Monday.
Mooney met with Wachtel
and Walkup to discuss some of the airport's needs and issues.
Mooney and several of his staff met Monday with Walkup, Rick Wachtel, chairman of the Eastern Regional Airport Authority, which manages the airport, and authority member Richard Talbott at the airport.
told Mooney about how the Airport Authority has been trying to get funding to hire a consultant to put together a business/marketing plan for the airport and its industrial park.
"We have a great industrial park, but we need to do a development/marketing study," Wachtel
MARTINSBURG - An air carrier is ...
MARTINSBURG - An air carrier is interested in doing business at the Eastern Regional Airport, according to Rick Wachtel, chairman of the Eastern Regional Airport Authority.
"I have had a conversation with an air carrier who has expressed preliminary interest in air service at Martinsburg," Wachtel
told members of the Airport Authority on Tuesday at their regularly scheduled meeting.
spoke with the unnamed prospect last Friday.
requested that I not mention his
name, and I won't mention his
The prospective air service operator wanted to know about the physical aspects of the airport and the terminal.
"We talked generally about demand for service, and he
wanted to know what destination customers would be interested in, and I told him Charleston," Wachtel
The prospect wanted to know if a survey could be done to gauge local residents' interest in patronizing a regularly scheduled air service, and Wachtel
told him yes.
said the Chamber of Commerce would do an email blast with a survey to its members and contacts.
had contacted the office of U.S. Sen.
"There is interest," Wachtel