Trigg County Museum opens WKDZ exhibit
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Former WKDZ Manager Willie Wilson (above left) and Alan Watts (above center) of WKDZ were among those who turned out for the "soft opening" of the WKDZ exhibit at the Trigg County Museum Friday morning. Pictured below is a collection of antique radios.</i>
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Former WKDZ Manager Willie Wilson (above left) and Alan Watts (above center) of WKDZ were among those who turned out for the "soft opening" of the WKDZ exhibit at the Trigg County Museum Friday morning. Pictured below is a collection of antique radios.

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Howard Shore of the Trigg County Historical and Preservation Society said he still remembers that everyone with a radio was listening to WKDZ when it first came on the air in 1966.

“I remember very well in 1966 when it came on the air,” said Shore.

The Trigg County Historical Museum is hosting an exhibit the history of WKDZ – it’s last one, Shore said, until after the outside of the building is stabilized and the windows taken care of. Shore says the first phase of the renovation of the building, which dates back to the 1850s, is scheduled to happen in late October.

Willie Wilson, the first general manager of WKDZ, join current General Manager Beth Mann, other WKDZ employees, Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander and others during a “soft opening” Friday morning.

“It’s a wonderful display, and Beth (Mann) and all of them have done such a good job, and it still excites me to think about those early days, and what a wonderful opportunity it was to provide something, where before they had no radio station,” said Wilson.

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