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Hardin County's first radio station signed on the air September 28, 1950. From a small band of businessmen putting a Mom and Pop AM station on the air on what was then the outskirts of town to a growing bonafide radio station serving Hardin and surrounding counties, WIEL, like all other stations, went through changes in ownership, personnel, format, and logos. One thing remained constant...AM 1400 was the place to go for music and information, as well as for news and sports. WIEL became an integral part of the community and the lifestyles of its citizens, thus being referred to as "Community Radio 1400 WIEL."
In early 2007, former disc jockeys and station personnel, both past and present, embarked on assembling a website in honor of WIEL, much in the fashion of 79waky.com & 1080wklo.com. In addition to radio related links, there are also special features of historical & local interest.
In an era where FM dominates the airwaves and the once all important AM stations get pushed away until they are only a fragment of what they once were and dwell only in our memories, we invite you
to visit us often. So, close your eyes and, in your mind, put the top down, grab your honey and cruise
on over to the Moo Dairy Queen. We'll do our best to help you relive those memories...and remind you
why for so many years you relied so much on E'town and Hardin County's music and news leader,
AM 1400 WIEL!
Did you know??
According to www.oldradio.com, WIEL's call letters originated from the use of
the first two letters of our city's name stand for "In ELizabethtown"!
Log on to 14WIEL Online every Saturday night at 7:00, as Mark takes
you back, back, BACK to when rock music was REAL and LIVE!
"I remember a period of time that the WIEL announcers would say WIEL-We Initiate Enjoyable Listening"
-Larry Bolls, former E'town resident by e-mail
"The 14WIEL website is very important and Max has done a great job carefully setting it up. This website
will outlive all of us and will continue to tell WIEL's story of long ago when WIEL Radio was live, with great
air-talent, creativity, and ELECTRIC listenability!" -Bob Craft, 14WIEL 1975-1984
"Thank you Max...and keep the passion alive."-Ross Becker, GM 1997-2003
"That is a great effort...keep up the good work!"-Larry Bolls, former E'town resident by e-mail
"Thanks for what you are trying to do for this radio station. It captures a part of history
for this community before it's really gone."-Belinda Stark, former reporter & news director
"(To) you, Paul and the others who worked so hard to create this tribute website, you will probably never know
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