College Scholarship Program
Again this year, Yea!106.5 and WYEA!1290 awarded $500 cash scholarships to help area high school seniors with upcoming college expenses.
Sylacauga High School: Sarah Diane Donahoo. She plans to attend Holmes Community College and pursue a career as a veterinarian.
B.B. Comer Memorial High School: Presley McKenna Bryant. She plans to attend the University of Alabama and major in accounting.
Childersburg High School: Jayla Ishanee Morris. She plans to attend Troy University and major in criminal justice/forensic science.
Fayetteville High School: Autumn Finn. She plans to attend Huntingdon College where she will major in biochemistry/veterinary medicine.
We are pleased to have been able to provide financial assistance to these fine high school seniors. Over the last four years, we have awarded almost $10,000 in cash to area graduating seniors.
Although our intent is to recognize academic achievement, a broader purpose is to reward integrity, leadership, initiative, entrepreneurial spirit, communication skills, and community involvement.
For a complete list of current and prior winners, click here.
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Veteran of the Month
Our Veteran of the Month for June is Jon Segars. Mr. Segars joined the United States Army in 1988 as an armor officer, serving as a lieutenant. He traveled widely on assignment and served in the Gulf War in 1991. In 2010, he retired as a lieutenant colonel, settled in Auburn, and worked as Army ROTC instructor at Auburn High School. Segars holds a business degree from North Georgia College and received his doctorate from Auburn University. In Sept. 2015, he was named Director of Career and Technical Education for the Sylacauga Board of Education. Military veterans deserve our deepest respect, recognition, and admiration for the decision they made to serve, defend, and protect our country, and the opportunity to share some of their stories is an honor. Our Veteran of the Month program is sponsored by Radney-Smith Funeral Home with the assistance of American Legion Post 45 in Sylacauga. Our feature programs are available for playback by clicking here.
Business of the Month
Congratulations to Bill Pharr and Area Real Estate Inc., the Yea!106.5, WYEA!1290, and Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for June! Replay any of our Business of the Month interview features by clicking here.
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We (and Marble City Pharmacy) won an ABBY!
Congrats to our production team and Marble City Pharmacy for creating an award-winning ad -- building on the pharmacy's 'Pharmacy of the Year' honor for 2015. Our 2016 ABBY Award for broadcast excellence, presented on March 19, recognized our ad campaign featuring Marble City Pharmacy's staff as the best in class in Alabama.
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Happy 68th birthday to us!
At 7:00 a.m. on May 16, 1948, what is now WYEA-AM was born. Studios and offices were originally located in downtown Sylacauga above the long-gone T&J Café at 11½ W. Second St., just behind what is now Magnolias. The tower and transmitter were north of the city in a “rural” area with no address later known as 1 Motes Rd., where we are today.
The original investors, who launched the station as the Marble City Broadcasting Co. Inc., were Curtis O. Liles Jr., Henry Judson Darden Jr., Edward J. Smith, and James S. Stowers Jr., with Paul H. Sarvis and Robert H. Arnold also stockholders.
Today’s successor, Marble City Media LLC, owns and operates five radio stations in east central Alabama, plus one under construction -- all managed from Sylacauga.
The Wolfman lives!
Wolfman Jack is the most famous radio personality of all time.
Immortalized in the movie "American Graffiti", he also hosted the long-running NBC music series "The Midnight Special". Millions of people listened to him every night for howling sounds and great music.
When the Wolfman went to Rock & Roll Heaven in 1995, the tapes of all his shows had been locked in a vault and hidden away, and fans around the world searched for years to find them. At last, the cache was discovered by Dr. D. Wedge in the jungles of Mexico, in a cave guarded by 15 white wolves. The solid gold vault was retrieved under the cover of a moonless night, and the tapes inside were digitally remastered, then transported to Sylacauga under heavy guard for review by Yea!106.5's audio engineers.
Now, Wolfman Jack is back on the air on Yea!106.5 and WYEA!1290 for five howl-packed hours every Saturday night starting at 6:00 p.m. -- great music, hilarious comedy bits, funny phone calls, crazy characters, and celebrity interviews. Listen on FM, AM, WYEA.net, or via our smartphone and tablet apps.
Say Yea! Boogie with your baby and the Wolfman, and bring your Saturdays back to life!
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