In those early days, WILE was owned by Land O'Lakes Broadcasting Corporation. Names you would have associated with the company were Howard Donahoe as General Manager and Vice-President, Richard Rose, John Russell, Wesley Randles, Dean Archer, Albert Engle, Howard White, William Montgomery, Thelma Peterson, Hilda Shafer, Joan Ferguson, Helen Sidlo, Dave Lorimer, and B.J. Hazelwood - that was the original staff. People weren't sure in 1948 whether Cambridge would support both a radio station and a newspaper. But WILE got a boost because that was the Sesquicentennial, or 150th birthday, of Guernsey County. In 1967, the Cloverleaf Broadcasting Company secured the business and Bill Coffey, who was announcer at the station, became general manager.
The station was sold again in 1983, to AVC Communications. AVC owner Grant Hafley still owns the station, and it is part of a group of six radio stations serving this part of southeastern Ohio.
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