Patrick ‘Pat Garrett’ Sickafus has ceased broadcast operations of Classic Country 1510 WWSM Annville-Cleona PA.
While LebTown reports that the shutdown of the 1510 signal came because the station’s tower sustained a lightning strike in early July, the station never filed for its license renewal before it was required by the April 1 deadline ahead of today’s license expiration.
The station will continue streaming online with Station Manager Gary Gruver telling Lebtown that they decided it wasn’t worth putting the money into the station to fix it. Gruver stated that all of the station’s local specialty shows will remain with the station, which aired them around Westwood One’s Real Country network. Sickafus, who also owned Classic Rock 92.1 WTPA Palmyra/Harrisburg until selling it to Educational Media Foundation in 2018, also is a Country singer/songwriter and owns a Sheepskin store that is well known for its plethora of billboards across I-78 and I-81 in Eastern Pennsylvania.
The station’s eight acre property has also been put up for sale.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-08-01)