WEIR

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WEIR
WEIR-AM 2009.PNG
City Weirton, West Virginia
Broadcast area Weirton, West Virginia
Steubenville, Ohio
Branding "WEIR 1430"
Slogan "The Voice of the Valley"
Frequency 1430 kHz
First air date 1950
Format News/Talk/Sports radio
Power 1,000 Watts day and night
Class B
Facility ID 40873
Transmitter coordinates 40°26′45.0″N 80°37′36.0″W / 40.445833°N 80.626667°W / 40.445833; -80.626667
Callsign meaning WEIRton
Affiliations CBS Radio News
West Virginia MetroNews
Owner Priority Communications, Inc.
(Priority Communications Ohio, LLC)
Sister stations WCDK
Website WEIR Online

WEIR is a News/Talk/Sports radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Weirton, West Virginia, serving the Weirton/Steubenville area. WEIR is owned and operated by Priority Communications, Inc.

History[edit]

WEIR first went on the air on September 15, 1950, doing business as The Tri-State Broadcasting Company, maintaining studios and offices at 243 North Fourth Street in downtown Steubenville, Ohio. Thomas Millsop served as company president, and Paul White was the general manager.

By the mid-1960's, studios had moved from North Fourth Street in Steubenville to 3992 Main Street in Weirton, but maintained the same ownership. On October 17, 1968, WEIR was sold to 1430 Corp., a company headed by Mone Anatha, Jr. William Greaver was General Manager. Studios were re-located to 3578 Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton.

In August 1976, WEIR was sold to Gilcom Corporation, a company headed by Edward T. Giller. John Rambo was named station manager. In January 1985, WEIR was sold again, this time to Weir Radio Corp., headed by Don DeVorris.

In December 1989, WEIR was sold to McGraw Broadcasting Corporation, a division of McGraw Group Stations. The company was headed by Richard McGraw and Karen McGraw. A few years after this transaction, WEIR was joined by an FM sister station, WCDK, licensed to Cadiz, Ohio. This relationship continues today. Studios were relocated to 878 Bantam Ridge Road in Wintersville, Ohio.

On December 4, 1998, both WEIR and WCDK were sold to its present owner, Priority Communications, a company headed by Jay Phillipone. Studios were moved to 2307 Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton, where they remain today.

On August 2, 2017, Priority Communications of Ohio filed an application with the FCC to sell WEIR and WCDK to Ohio Midland Newsgroup, LLC of Bellaire, Ohio. The company is headed by Cody Barack and has no other broadcast interests.

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