WKDZ Celebrates 53 Years Of Service

WKDZ is celebrating 53 years of serving Cadiz, Trigg County and the surrounding area.

WKDZ’s original General Manager Willie Wilson joined the WKDZ Country Club Monday, April 8, to recall the first sign-on.

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President and General Manager Beth Mann and Wilson agreed that launching a radio station in Trigg County in 1966 was a bold move.

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Wilson noted Barkley Lake Broadcasting was happy to receive the initial construction permit to build the radio station.

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And Wilson took time to thank Mann and the staff of WKDZ and WHVO for their work to build on the success of the original company.

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Wilson, Virginia Alexander and Carolyn Richardson are the only three surviving members of the original board of directors. Other board members included John Woodruff, Ruth Humphries, Mrs. A.K. Goodwin, Prentice Oliver, James Hayes, Bob Meadows and Joe Clement.

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