On November 24, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offered its readers a lengthy profile on a small Western Pennsylvania town “ready and eager” for tourism. In its report on Meyersdale, some 80 miles to the southeast of the city, is home to 2,056 people. It is also home to a Class A Classic Hits station, with a signal that reaches into western Maryland and even portions of West Virginia.
The radio station is owned by Roger Wahl‘s Target Broadcasting Inc. The Post-Gazette article noted that “locals revere” Wahl, a.k.a. “The Commander,” who — like many small-town morning hosts of yesteryear — offers local news headlines and school lunch menus to listeners.
Now, 68-year-old Wahl is in trouble, and it could impact his ownership of this station that’s the “top of the rock.”