This month, KWHI celebrates 70 years on air. To commemorate that time, we’re taking a look back at our past every day at this time in history.

Today’s look back feature’s a portion of a segment from 1982. Since the beginning, local news has always been a big part of what KWHI is about. We even made the station slogan, “Where the news comes first.”

KWHI’s founder Tom Whitehead Sr. was very passionate about local news after spending his early life as a newspaper reporter and edit. That same passion passed to his son, Tom Whitehead, Jr., who shared it with his grandson, the current KWHI general manager, Tom D. Whitehead.

Joe Jackson, a 1982 broadcaster, is featured in today’s clip, which will be added to our website.

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