Tower climber Brian Baker installs the new FM repeater antenna that will simulcast WEIC newstalk 1270 AM's programming at 107.5 FM. Additional parts are coming before the new FM signal can go on the air.
(Charleston)--The new owners of WEIC 1270 AM radio in Charleston, will sign on their new newstalk format at 6am tomorrow morning.
The Miller Media Group's Kaskaskia Broadcasting, Inc., took possession of the station on October 7, and immediately took the station off the air while new transmitting and programming equipment has been installed.
The antenna for WEIC's new FM repeater at 107.5 FM, was installed on Monday of this week, but additional parts for the system won't arrive for another couple of weeks, so the FM signal won't be on at the start of WEIC's new newstalk format.
WEIC's local programming will also be streamed live and archived, on the station's on-line daily newspaper, Eidailynews.com.
WEIC's new newstalk format will feature a live and local morning show including local guests, weekday mornings from 6 til 10. WEIC will also feature over 6 hours a day of agriculture programming, including from 6 to 7 weekday mornings, 10am to 3pm weekdays, and 8 to 9:30am Saturdays.
WEIC invites Eastern Illinois radio listeners to turn on the new format starting Wednesday morning at 6am.