Bell-Built FM Bought By Oregon State Representative


In 1992, a husband and wife with no experience in the radio business built a Class A FM with 130 watts from scratch. It served the picturesque town of Rogue River, Ore., named for the winding river that flows through it, due east of Grants Pass.

For 27 years, classic country music served the communities, formally tied to the Medford-Ashland Nielsen Audio market. However, health issues led Shirley M. Wilson and her husband, Herb, to shut down the FM on Oct. 1, 2019. Mrs. Wilson passed away December 27, 2019.

In February, paperwork was put together that saw an Oregon state representative purchase the silent FM. Now, a Form 314 filing with the FCC has been made.

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