Matthew Moore created a special logo for WLAF’s 70th anniversary. The radio station signed on the air Sunday, May 17, 1953.

By Matthew Moore

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – World Radio Day is an annual event that is celebrated globally to recognize the unique power of radio to bring people together, create a sense of community, and promote freedom of speech. Today, we invite you to celebrate World Radio Day by tuning in to your local radio stations, FM 100.9 and AM 1450 WLAF.

At WLAF, we understand the importance of staying connected to the community. That’s why since 1953 WLAF provides the latest local news, sports, weather forecasts and more. Our team of experienced journalists work to keep you informed about the things that matter most in Campbell County.

This year WLAF celebrates 70 years on the air. WLAF signed on to the airwaves in 1953 in the Piedmont Hotel building, later the Fleet Building. The present studio on North 5th Street was constructed in 1963. Managers over the years include Hillard Mattie, Dick Jones, Elmer Longmire and Bill Waddell.

WLAF has always been on North 5th Street.

So on this World Radio Day, we urge you to take a moment to listen to WLAF. Whether you’re driving in your car, working around the house, or just taking a break, tuning in to our station will help you stay connected to the people and events that make our community unique.

Join us in celebrating World Radio Day and stay connected with 100.9 and 1450 WLAF. Tune in today and discover why radio is an essential part of our daily lives in Campbell County. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/13/2023-6AM)