In fact, this is the first time we can remember writing anything about WOLD-FM in Marion VA. We’re doing so now because longtime owners Robert and Patricia Dix are selling the station they’ve held since 1968 under licensee name Emerald Sound Inc. The buyer is T.E.C.2 Broadcasting Inc., headed by Tom Copenhaver. He’ll spend 500K for the station, 100K of which will go toward a non-compete with the Dix’s. The sellers also retain the right to run ads on the station for the next several years. Copenhaver already owns WZVA-FM in the market, which is in an unrated portion of Virginia in the area between Roanoke-Lynchburg TN and Johnson City-Bristol- Kingsport TN-VA.