WEEU, the oldest continually operated radio station in Reading, will remain on the airwaves.
Twilight Broadcasting, based in New Freedom in York County, is acquiring the WEEU-830 AM license in Reading from the station’s parent, the Reading Eagle Co., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March.
The company had solicited bids for the WEEU license after it was not included in the sale of the rest of the Reading Eagle Co. to MediaNews Group, a nationwide media company based in Denver. It owns newspapers around the country
This year marks WEEU’s 87th consecutive year of broadcasting.
“We are elated, full of joy, so happy,” said Mike Faust, operations manager and radio host for WEEU. “All of our advertisers, listeners, everyone is celebrating.”
Twilight Broadcasting has no plans to make any drastic changes to staff or programming, according to Todd Adkins, general manager of Twilight Broadcasting. Twilight also owns WKCQ 96.3 FM in Oil City.
“When we found that WEEU was a victim of bankruptcy and could potentially go off the air, we didn’t want to see that happen,” he said. “There were a lot of hoops to jump through but we worked to bring it all together. We want to move the station out from under the bankruptcy umbrella and make it bigger and better than ever.”
Terms of the licenser sale were not disclosed.