Cheatham County Radio Station Returns To Airwaves

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Cheatham County Radio Station Returns To Airwaves

CREATED Jun 3, 2014

by Emily Luxen

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – Cheatham County's only local radio station has returned to the airwaves Tuesday.

WQSV-AM 790 has been silent for the last year, but popular demand prompted the station manager to bring it back.

The Ashland City AM station began broadcasting again Tuesday at 6 a.m. The comeback was delayed by one day, after some technical issues with the radio tower.

“A lot of times you don’t miss something until it’s gone,” said Richard “Corky” Albright, the station manager and radio personality. “We’ve had all kinds of people calling and taking about how happy they are the station is back on the air.”

Albright said WQSV will feature the same format as before. The programming will largely consist of local news and weather, and will also feature Vanderbilt football games, along with local high school football games.

Albright will come out of retirement to run the station and broadcast the morning show.

For 22 years, the small building at 208 ½ Main Street in downtown Ashland City has been the voice of Cheatham County. Albright, who operated the station since 1990, shut it down in June of 2013 due to a lack of advertising.

However, Albright kept the Federal Communications Commission license after the radio station went off the air. Now he’s ready to start a new chapter.

“I got excited when we first found out we were coming back,” said Albright. “Now I’m really excited as it gets closer.”

WQSV will broadcast from 6 a.m. to midnight 7 days a week.

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