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Jimmy Darrell Neace Political Commercial From WSGS

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Three People Shot To Death In Perry County  Leslie County Woman Robbed

Mystery Person #31  Owsley County Shooting

ATV Accidents    Obituary Column 

  Perry County Teenager Remembered



WSGS Sports Producer - Nicole Miller celebrated her birthday on Friday.  Miller produces most of the football and basketball games you hear on the East Kentucky Sports Network.  Listen


Former WSGS & WKIC News Director (1964-68) - Virgil Walton Napier was born on May 28th 1937.  "Virgil became the most respected newsman in Eastern Kentucky," said Oscar Combs of Lexington.  Ernest Sparkman, who first hired Napier in 1964, talked to his former colleague.  Listen   Napier died in 1998 at the age of 61.


19 year old James Hamblin of Viper, Kentucky drowned at Carr Creek Lake in Knott County over the Memorial day weekend.  Officials think the cold water temperature may have contributed to the accident.  A drop in water temperature can quickly affect muscles, rendering a person unable to stay afloat.  At the scene of the drowning, the surface water temperature was 68 degrees and 60.8 degrees at the bottom of the lake.  Listen to WSGS News


High Gas Prices   Bell Co. Murder Case   Election Results

  Mystery Person #30 Identified    Senator Clinton Speaks To WSGS 


Last week WSGS Announcer - Faron Sparkman, co-host of the Faron & Bob Show, celebrated a birthday.  To mark the occasion, we dug deep into the archives and uncovered a recording of Faron when he was eight years old in 1964.  In the clip, he sings the theme song of the popular sixties TV show, Candid CameraListen


Listen To How WKIC & WSGS Sounded In 1949   Perry County Shooting

   Hazard City Officials At Odds Over Discipline; Salary

This Week In History From Whitaker Bank   Perry County Traffic Fatality


This month former WSGS & WKIC broadcaster - Wayne Combs did something he hadn't done in 46 years ... anchor the news on his home town station in Hazard.  Combs broadcast news and special programming on the stations from 1958 until 1962.  Listen to the broadcast just as it was heard "live" on the radio.


Mystery Person #28      Mystery #27     Mystery #26     Mystery #25    Mystery # 24


50 years ago - a school bus crashed into the Big Sandy River in Floyd County killing 26 students and the driver in the nation's worst school bus accident.  Listen to WSGS news coverage of the event.


40 years ago -  Senator Robert F. Kennedy visited Hazard during a tour of Eastern Kentucky poverty sites.  He was also visited Breathitt, Wolfe, Letcher and Knott Counties.  While Kennedy was in Hazard he was interviewed by WSGS News Director - Virgil Napier.  A few years ago, Napier shared his memories of the event with WSGS.   Listen  View photos of the event here


WSGS.com remembers the 1957 Flood - Click here to listen      Read more


Tributes

 Lanny Combs     June Patterson    Grace Strong     Helen Campbell     

Ralph Beard     Hank Thompson     Smokey Jones     Nora Amburgey     Charlie Hammonds

Contact a Perry County Soldier in Iraq  Click here    1957 Flood Memories here    Nightline


Viewer Comments.

I love Hazard, Kentucky.  I graduated from M. C. Napier High School in 1967.  I left Hazard in 2000.  I now reside in Carter County.  My friend, Virgie Salyers and I would skip school and go to the radio station.  She had a liking to Glen Sims.  I still visit Hazard quite often.  I have two children and grandchildren that live there.  They are Donnie Carroll and Michelle Carroll.  Hazard will always be home sweet home to me.  Reva Carroll Stephens, Grayson, KY

Born in Kentucky in 1935.  Any news from Kentucky is good news to me.  You seem to be very well liked by everyone.  Keep the news coming, hope to hear from you soon.  Thank you.  Charlie Fugate, Milwaukee, Wisc.

Great to hear news from back home!  I have been gone 42 years but I get very homesick to hear a mountain accent.  I was raised at Happy, my husband was from Leslie Co.  He passed away a couple months ago and at his funeral we played a song called "Kentucky Boy" by Brady Seals.  I had never heard it but my sister had heard it at a funeral in Ohio.  There was not a dry eye in the house especially the ones from Kentucky and there are several families in this county who came from  Perry and Leslie Counties.  I have been reading the comments from listeners and they all have one thing in common, they yearn to one day come back home.  That's what this song talks about.  If you've never heard it pull it up on the internet and listen to it.  It will break your heart. Marselle Brashear Eversole, Oak Island, N.C.

I listen to WSGS every where I go.  My car station is pre-set to WSGS.  Keep up the great work  Charles Hatton, Lexington, KY

It's good to listen to what's happening around home while we are on the road working.  We will be home soon and it can't come soon enough, but there's work to be done then off we are again, but we have the ol faithful laptop {wireless lol} with us at all times....keep on keeping up with the news of home and we'll keep on listening.  Dewey and Carrie Moore, Reno Nevada

I love to listen to WSGS.  Diane in Somerset, KY

Checking on local Hazard News.  Sure do appreciate it.  J.B. Francis, Springfield, OH

I listen to it, it sounds good to hear from home.  Charles Wooton, Dunkirk, IN

I have never been so homesick in my life. I really enjoy listening to the hometown news.  Vanessa Joseph,  Johnson City, TN

I just love this.  Hope you keep it going.  I listen everyday.  Matilda in Knott County

WSGS is a great service for all of eastern Kentucky, and for those that have moved away, they can stay somewhat acquainted with this area.  Lenny Blevins, Hyden, KY

I grew up around Hazard and I just love being able to hear of down home.  Thanks to all, good work.  Eliza  J. Spencer, Ada, OH

Hi yall, My momma is from Hazard.  She and I have been checking out your station.  We really enjoy it.  Hi Aunt Bobbie and Uncle Jr., hey Aunt Phyllis, miss ya.  Carrie Strickland, Jesup, GA

I love WSGS, its a very good station, keep up the good work  Pat Fugate Gayheart, Ary, KY

I enjoy and appreciate the news.  I listen regularly.  I enjoy the broadcast from home very much, especially this day in history.  Kenneth Combs, Warrensville Heights, OH (Cleveland area)

I ran across your station a few years back traveling from Cincinnati to Gatlinburg and absolutely LOVED it.  Actually, I still do.  My favorite part of the trip is the time I can up your station.  There aren't' many around like it anymore.  Terri Tedford, Cincinnati, OH 

I listened to WSGS this morning and reading the comments others have made makes me very homesick.  I've listened to this radio station since the early '60s till I left home in December of '83.  I now listen on the internet.  It makes me recall the good old days.  I think I may come home soon for good.  Keep up the great job and God Bless Kentucky and all the great folks up there in them hills.  David Lewis, Orlando, FL

Just wanted say hi WSGS.  I pick you guys up all the time early in mornings and at night.  I'm from Salem, Indiana, about 35 miles north of Louisville.  Tommy Wilson, Salem, Indiana

I listen to your station all the time.  I thank you for playing all the "good" songs. Oscar Hamm, Nicholasville, KY

I love the radio station there because they don't play music like that here from where I'm from.  I just wanted to say Hi to everyone in my family and let you know I love you all and that when I am there in Hazard and Vicco, it is the most beautiful place to me.  It is quite and I really enjoy myself.  Everyone is so kind.  It is nice to go somewhere like that.  Pamela Collins Wilburn, Gastonia, North Carolina

When we moved here it was good to know I can still listen to news and sports from back home on WSGS. "Greasy Creek Bill" is the man. Tim Cornett, Winchester, KY

I love it.  It is a GREAT station.  Anna Fultz Bruner, Lothair, KY

I've always listened to your news broadcasts and enjoyed up to date news!  Grover Cleveland Mullins, Bulls Gap, TN

I just dropped in to say I'm from Hazard.  I recently found this site and was very pleased to find so many interesting facts about where I'm from.  But the one thing I'm looking for is the history of the "Lube Air Company Building."  My mom told me that it was used as a temporary morgue in the early 19??'s.  I'm in desperate need for the true facts.  Kayla Jones, Hazard, KY

I visit and enjoy this web site very often. I was born and raised in Hazard.  I graduated from HHS in 1955.  I moved to Puyallup in 1961.  I love Hazard and all of Kentucky but I will never be able to live there.  My wife, Percie Price Muncy, graduated in 1956.  Hello to all my friends, relatives and classmates. We enjoy all the news and pictures.  Dexter and Percie Muncy Puyallup, Washington

I see that a lot of people living in Georgia visit this website and I think it is great!  I moved to eastern Kentucky just two years ago from Macon Georgia to be close to my daughter and grandchild and I absolutely love this area. It is beautiful here and the people are very friendly.  Thanks so much for offering local news via the internet.  The closest news I can get on Dish network is from Tennessee. Mapearl, Stinnett, KY

Its nice to listen to news on WSGS, especially when you're away from your home town for so many years.  It brings back so many memories!  Paul Luster, Cleveland, Tennessee

I check out your web site all the time.  I will never forget where I came from.  You guys do a great job.  Ron Chappell, Celina, Ohio

Just wanted to thank you for playing Daisy by Halfway to Hazard.  My son is David Tolliver and he certainly appreciates your help.  I think he will make Eastern Kentucky proud...I love being able to listen via internet.  Thanks again!!!  Virginia Tolliver Long, Richmond, KY

Born and raised in Viper.  Dilce Combs High will always be number one in my heart.  I graduated in 1972.  Love this site.  Vaughn Hall, Newport, KY

I live in Hazard and also love this site.  MaryAnn Lawson Smith, Hazard, KY

I grew up on Troublesome Creek, my mother is Eva (Combs) Armfield.  I really enjoy keeping up with everything and everyone in Hazard.  Lisa (Armfield) Prather, New Tazewell, TN

Was good listening to the local news, nice to catch up on things.  Mack Brewer, Ft.Wayne, IN

Always enjoy hearing news from home.  I listen every chance I can get.  I am a former Leslie County resident.  Pearl Wayne Couch, Shelbyville Indiana

I just wanted to say this is  great to be able to read about your home town and to keep up with the news and all the gossip.  I am from Glomawr and  I've been away for 30 years now.  I think it is wild to see all the folks on here that live in Georgia not to far from me.  I know you all are great people because where you was raised.  Carla Jones, Braselton GA

I have been meaning to let you all know how much I enjoy the "This Day in History" segment in the mornings....I think it is very interesting.....and a little alarming that instead of just learning about some historical item.....I remember WHEN it happened more and more!  Jan Gibson, Hazard, KY

We listen to the Hazard News to keep up on what's happening.  James Couch, Marion, Texas

I just discovered your site this afternoon, its wonderful!  Anna Jean Fultz Tucker Bruner

Congratulations to the United Steelworkers negotiating team for getting a contract that about 80% of their voting members could accept.  May you all be called back to work immediately.  Again, a job well done.  Charlotte Denny, RN, Lexington, KY

Enjoy listening to WSGS Radio on my computer.  I enjoy listening to local news and sports.  Also, I am a graduate of Va. Tech and am very saddened by the recent events at my school.  John Quillen, Ft. Pierce, FL

How nice to hear those voices from back home.  I left Butterfly for college in 1991 and although I've never moved back, I still love HOME!  My dad Cookie Collins is still there and we make it back to visit a few times a year.  Good job keeping the world in touch with Hazard.  Cindy 'Collins" Zaino, Pataskala, Ohio

I am not even from Ky , but you know listening to you guys  makes me feel like I am at home.  I do know several people from your area.  Seems like allot of people came to Connersville, due to the factories locally.  A lot are returning home due to factory shut downs.  Thanks for being there and doing a great job.  Robert Hunter, Connersville , IN

I love having a place where I can listen to my hometown's news.  I miss Hazard and the simplicity of growing up there.  After 16 years away, I have grown to appreciate the lifestyle and the friendliness of a small town like Hazard.  My family all still reside in the Hazard area and I someday hope to return to the mountains myself.  Stephanie Welch, Gainesville, GA

WSGS, without you I would never know what's going on in my home town.  As always, 10 stars for getting the news out to us.  Thanks a million.  I would be totally lost without  your website.  Rosie Mitchell, Charlotte, NC

I can pick up WSGS all the way up here in Indiana.  Aint that a kick in the pants!!!!!!!  See yall!!  Kenny Couch, SE. Indiana

I am from Leslie County, an over the road truck driver.  I come through Hazard every week.  I can listen to WSGS all the way to Frankfort before I start to lose signal.  Doug Chappell, Unicoi, TN

Your radio station can sure make a security guard's night more enjoyable.  Keep up the good work.  Judy Combs, Knott County, KY

Visit the site everyday and listen to the news.  Nice to be able to keep in tune with "Home" after being away for 16 years. Aaron Evans, Clearwater, FL.

I think it is nice to have things like this to listen to.  Would like to hear from anyone from the old Heiner coal camp our Pigeion Roost area.  I am 80 years young.  Thanks.  Vurdis Brashear, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Thanks for this wonderful web site.  I truly look forward to listening to WSGS Hazard Ky news daily (what a pleasure).  Now I can hear all about my home town that I left behind so many years ago.  Keep up the good work.  Thelma (Jones) T.J Emery, Huron Ohio

Born and Raised near Whitesburg.  Lived for a few years on East Main Street in Hazard.  Always good to check in with WSGS and see what is going on back home.  Good to see that WSGS is still around.  Keep up the great work...You make me home sick in a great way...Teddy Ray Brown, Kane, PA

It's a pleasure to listen in on the news from my old stomping grounds. I use to play Country Music on WKIC in the late forties and early fifties and the word of the day for WSGS is nothing short of outstanding. Played on the same show with the Singing Miner many times in Vicco, Hindman, and several other locations around the area.  Born and raised at Hindman (Knott County) Kentucky.  Keep the good work going, you are fantastic!  Dennis Mullins, Fairborn, Ohio

I love the radio station, it is the only station that I listen to.  I enjoy the music very much.  Keep the good music coming.  You have a great day all day long.  Sherry Boyd, Floyd County

Just wanted to say what a great job WSGS is doing.  Keep up the good work.  I was born in Perry County and moved to Indiana when I was eight.  I still love it down there and I keep up with the news by WSGS on the internet.  I plan on coming to Kentucky for a Shepherd and Halcomb reunion and I may not want to return to Indiana. Kentucky and WSGS are great.  Madonna Corbett, Scottsburg, IN

Just found it and I love it.  Only station me and my grandma could pick up many years ago in the hills of Hardshell in Breathitt County.  First time I ever heard my name read on the radio was on a Santa Clause letter I sent to Jay Lasslo in the first grade.  I have been inspired ever since and have heard my name many times since.  I write today for the Breathitt County Voice plus have books about Hazard and Breathitt County etc.  From a true fan in the mountains.  OH Napier, Jackson, KY

I was so tickled to find a site close to my home town of Middlesboro, Ky.  I miss the mountains.  Thank you for this site. Carolyn Reed Barnett, Lyles, TN

It is so good to listen to the news cast on your site.  Left Hazard in 1968. '67 graduate of M.C. Napier.  Makes me feel like I'm at home when I listen.  I still visit Hazard often even though my parents are both gone to be with the LORD.  Will never forget the time when I was in high school and I skipped classes and was at the radio station (had a major crush on Glen Sims), and he was playing songs for me and my friend and my parents heard we were at station and boy did I get into major trouble. Anyhow lots of water under those bridges. Virgie Davis, Geneva, Ohio

I love the way you help us keep up with things back home.  I miss the people there.  I am glad that WSGS gives me a way to keep up with home.  Thank you WSGS.  Shawn Childers, Lake City, FL

Very direct and informative.  Linda Young, Berea, KY

We love you Hazard.  Keep the news coming.  Just makes my day to hear the news from where I grew up.  My heart will always be in those mountains there.  Helen Turner, West Harrison, Indiana

I love your web site, keep it up.  I lived in Perry County until I was 20.  I have kinfolk living in Perry County still.  I now live in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.  Been here 30 years.  Still love to hear the news from home.  Wayne

I love the news.  I turn it on every day.  I get the Hazard paper but I like to know what is happening every day.  That is my hometown.  I have been away for over 40 years but never forgot where I came from.  I lived in Combs in Sunfire Bottom.  It sure has changed.  I remember all the floods, but your station is great.  I would go to the station when it was behind the Taxi Alley and hear the Singing Miner and the Man On The Street.  That was the good old days.  Keep up the good work.  It is my favorite station.  Thanks.  Jane Baker Hurt, Grayslake, IL

It's great being able to listen to events happening in Perry County.  Hiedi Buchholtz, St Louis, MO

This is my first time to get your news over the internet.  I miss the Hazard news since I have Dish Network.  Now that I found your station, this is great. Thanks!  Irene Wilson, Campton, KY

To the local radio station in southeastern Kentucky, I remember and miss the good old days of Ernest Sparkman.  The Sparkmans were also friends of my older brother and my parents.  Keep up the good work Kentucky.I attended Carr Creek High School for 2 years, Combs High School for one and a half years and finally Cumberland High School, my senior year.  My father, Fred Centers was a coal miner for 48 years in the Kentucky coal fields.  He passed away in 1993.  He used to have friends in Vicco, Ky., by the name of Ambrose and Pat Deaton. As children, we, my brothers and sisters, went to the movies and skating in Vicco.  Those were the days.  I still miss all our friends from school.  Hi to all who are still around.  You haven't been forgotten.  Mary Centers madden in Michigan

I think this is a great idea.  I didn't even know that we had this on the internet so now I listen to it while I surf the net and it's great, keeps my attention longer.  Thanks for it.  Felicia Thompson, Busy, KY

I really enjoy listening to the Hazard news.  I was born and raised in Glomawr, Ky.  I've been in Florida for five years.  Thank you so much for sharing with all if the people that was born and raised there but now live somewhere else. It makes a lot of people feel closer to our Kentucky home.  Thanks again.  Janis Cornett Williams, Fruitland Pk,. FL

I think you guys do a great job, keep up the good work.  We've enjoy listening to Hazard news since childhood, growing up in eastern KY.  Crussie, Elwood, IN

I like the news on the internet.  I am from Jackson and have lived here in Indiana for the past 16 years.  Dorothy Noble

Enjoy the news and comments very much. Elaine Patterson, Calhoun, Ga

Its great to hear the news from home.  Lee Gibson, Springfield, IL

I really enjoy looking at the news on WSGS.com.  I get on the internet about every night.  I look and see what's happening on the news in Leslie County.  I have read all the comments every body has written to the radio station.  I enjoy listening to the news and to what's going on out there.  Just keep up the good work, WSGS.  Eva Estep, Polls Creek, Leslie County.

I listen to the news almost everyday.  It makes me feel close to back home.  We have been gone for 10 years now and we still miss back home.  I always look forward to hear what's going on.  Joyce and Walton Begley, Gallatin, KY

Just to say that I am impressed with the Hazard website.  I check  out the news happenings in my hometown area on a daily basis.  Really enjoy the Guest Book and Community Forum. Very interesting posts there.  I find it educational and entertaining to listen to WSGS.  Originally from the Hazard area.  Shirley in Arizona

I really like to listen to Hazard, Ky., news.  I use to live in Hazard.  I was born and raised there.  Ruthie Cornett, Austin, IN

Love catching up on the news from my home town.  This way I can keep in touch with what is going on.  Grew up on Williams Branch and my family still live in the Ary area.   Thanks Hazard.  Christine in Huron, Ohio

I am from Neon and enjoy hearing the east Kentucky news.  Charlene Scarlett, Satsuma, Florida

I love the Crazy Friday Show.  Keep up the good work.  Laura Slone, Knott County

I have a satellite but do not have local news.  I was one of the fireman that pulled the guy from the house that exploded.  I am with Jakes Branch Fire Department and listening to the news on the internet helps me keep in touch with whats going on. It helps to talk about it after seeing the aftermath of the explosion. THANKS!!!  James Couch, Hardburly, Ky

Good site.  I like using my wireless and just sitting in bed reading about all the good things that have happened and obviously are going to happen to my hometown.  Anonymous

"I was born in Perry County.  I love hearing news from my home place.  I visit about 4 times per year.  This web site keeps me informed on what's going on.  You may take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl.  Keep up the good work.  Great Job!!!  I also would like to say hi to the Shepherd Family from Perry County (Leatherwood) and the Amburgey Family from Knott County." Madonna Corbett, Scottsburg, Indiana 

It very nice to listen to.  My family lives in Hazard.  Hi to my sister, Delphia, miss her a lot.  This is for my sister in-law, Bobbie Deaton and my little brother Jr. Deaton from Second Creek.  Maryann Deaton Henson, Cumming, GA

"My name is Diana Watts.  I'm from Leatherwood, KY, the Leatherwood near Blue Diamond.  I left home in 1987 moved to Lexington.  In 2000 I moved to Northern CA, a little town called Brentwood (not O.J. territory).  I visit this site often and just listened to WSGS on the internet for the first time...it brought back that safe, secure back home feeling again....I don't have the words to describe how I felt listening to this broadcast.  I remember hearing that same voice on the radio when I was growing up in Leatherwood, especially on snow days waiting to hear my school called "no school at Leatherwood Ele.", that was the best!  I grew up with that voice.  No matter how much our environment changes, people back home never change...how refreshing is that!!!!  I haven't been back  home in almost three three years and I am over due a visit, I will be listening to your radio station on the way home from the Airport in Lexington.  Can't wait to hear your voice again!!  THANK YOU!!"  Diana Watts, Brentwood, CA

"You have no idea how much I love your station!  I listen mostly at night here in Morehead, KY.  I've loved broadcast radio ever since I was a teenager growing up in Scott Co, VA in the '50's.  On your station, you play so many great old, not so old, and new songs.  Some old ones I had forgotten about.  I always listen to WSGS when I travel down to SW VA and east TN, when I'm not playing my Bluegrass CDs.  You have a very good format so don't change!  Thanks for playing such a wide variety of great County and Bluegrass music.  You guys have it figured out - what's the best.  At least this transplanted SW VA gal thinks so!"  Carol Fraley Laferty, Morehead, KY

"Thanks for the info on the plane crash that killed the family of seven from Texas.  We knew Peggy and had met her daughter once.  We learned more from you than we did from the Hazard paper.  Thanks again."  I. B. and Sybil Campbell, Greenwood, Indiana

"I found this site while searching for news of the Monday plane crash in Breathitt.  My family and I lived in Texas for many years from 1974-1982.  I followed this story to find out if I knew any of the family members.  Little did I expect it to be a former class mate.  Peggy McIntosh Morgan was a classmate. We were in the same graduation class.  We were friends but lost touch following graduation and marriage.  I'm sad to know that we may both have been living in Wichita Falls, Tx at the same time and didn't know it.  I would like to see or hear details on memorial services when they are available.  I was impressed with the online news reporting and will certainly stay connected and updated on the hometown happenings now.  Thank You."   Reva Pinson, Lexington, KY

"The Christie family is well respected here in Wichita Falls. They are a very active family and have given much back to the community. Roby and Renee Christie (Jason's parents) were the organizers of the Hotter than Hell Bike race that was held here this past weekend - August 26. This race is the largest in the nation and this was the 25th anniversary of that race. There were over 11,600 participants. Roby and Renee, along with hundreds of others, are still the organizers of this race. Jason and Christie owned the largest title and abstract company in the area. The young family will be sorely missed. Thank you for giving the news about this tragic accident."  Nancy Ashbrook, Wichita Falls, Texas

"I am so impressed with this website and its commitment to handling the news of your area.  I enjoyed the archived audio materials as well." Brad Becker, Lexington, KY

"I enjoy listening to my hometown news on WSGS.com from where I grew up on Big Branch between Vicco and Viper in Perry County.  I grew up listening to WSGS 101.1 FM with my granddad, Ed Deaton, who went to be with the Lord 13 years ago in February 1993 and my grand mom, Hettie Deaton, who went to be with the Lord 15 years ago in March 1991, who raised me.  I'm so proud of the fact that I grew up in a holler in Perry County, Kentucky, the proud grandson of Ed and Hettie Deaton.  Email me  Be nice to hear from my school buddies who went to Viper Elementary between 1975 and 1983 and Dilce Combs High School between 1983 and 1987.  I've lived in Middletown since 1992."  Timothy Paul Saxton, Middletown, Ohio

"Nice site!  I wanted to know about the miner that was killed and it was easy to find and access. My mom is from Breathitt County.  I am into genealogy and Caudill is surname in my family."  Shelly Platz, Walkerton, Indiana

"I loved to look at the photo's of Home.  I lived in Hazard all of my life and I have been away for 8 years now and it is so good to see the web site.  Good job, I love Perry County." Ova Gene Miller Jr., Sacramento Ca

"I love to listen to the news.  I am from Busy KY in Perry County.  I love staying in touch with home." Betsy Schoonover, Frederick, MD

"I love your web site, keep it up.  I lived in Clay County until I was 16.  I have a sister living on Polls Creek." Martha Hensley, Lexington, IN

"I lived in Perry count from 1993-1999.  I work with Appalachian service project in Chavies.  I still have found memories of Perry County." Bobby Ellard, Campbell, TN

"It was so good to hear news from my adopted Eastern Kentucky home.  I have been away far too long; so it brightened my soul to listen to news, especially from Harlan.  The lights of Vegas don't shine near so bright if you're not near the  people and the area you love the most.  So until I can come home once more, I'm just glad I can listen to the news and the sounds of home on the internet." Lew Mashburn, Las Vegas, Nevada

"Great station, I listen every day.  I grew up listening to WKIC.  Keep up the good work." Carol Maggard, Stanton, KY

"I was completely thrilled to be able to pick up WSGS beginning at Knoxville, TN, through Lexington, Ky., and on into Huntington, WV.  It made a very long and tiring trip very pleasant.  I just wanted to let you know that your listeners are not only locals but those traveling the interstates as well.  Programming like you are providing is long overdue."  Jack Hadley, Ft. Myers, Florida

"I love listening to news and looking at pics from home and when I was a kid.  Believe me, compared to where I live, Perry County is Heaven.  I miss it allot but  my daughter is here and here I will stay.  But no matter what anyone ever says, I think that in Perry County, life is so much more simpler.  Of course there are the same problems as every other place in America, but it just seems like people from home help each other.  I was a pretty wild kid when I grew up but I don't regret a day of it because I grew up in what I believe is the closest thing to Heaven on earth.  My only regret is that my daughter can't grow up there and when I get disgusted with all the hassle of Charleston I just log on to Hazardkentucky.com and remember the good times.  The site is great, don't change a thing."  Timmy Walker, Charleston, WV

"I was looking for news on the internet about Perry County, Ky., and came across WSGS.com.  I have enjoyed it so much.  I lived in Cornettsville, Ky., and went to Viper grade school.  I love reading the news and old news, makes me home sick.  Thank you." Connie Wilson, Homestead, FL

"I love listening to all the news and sports back in a place that helped define who I am today.  I will love Kentucky until the day I die." Ronnie "Buck" Campbell, Monterey California

"I recently moved from Perry County and this web site is my only hope of keeping up with what is going on in my home town.  I really enjoy this web site." Bethany (Stocking) Baker, Stanton, KY

"I really enjoy your web site and listening to your radio station.  I would really like to hear more about George Davis, the Singing Miner. Especially the song, "White Shotgun."  I love this radio station!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Kathy Reynolds, Morehead, KY

"We enjoy your site and station when back in the only place fit to call home.  My wife is a native of Ary and we are moving back in the summer.  Thanks and God bless." Jimmy Spradley, Melrose, FL

"I listen to news on here every day after work.  There is no better place on earth to live than HAZARD KY." Paul Miller, Viper, KY

"I like this website, it is full of information about Perry County today and years ago. Very interesting." Sherrie Stidham, Chavies, KY

"I like listening to the news on the Internet.  It helps me keep track what's going on and makes me feel right at home.  I miss it down there very much." Joyce Begley, Warsaw, KY

"I just love to hear the news from good o'l Hazard, Perry Co Ky.  Thank you." Everett Hall, Franklin Indiana

"I thought your website was Great!  Thanks---keep up the great site!" Louise in Florida

 "I just found your website today and it is really great.  There is so much information about Hazard and other places.  I really enjoyed it and I am so glad I found it." Sandra Dean Kincannon in Breathitt County

"I have been in Florida since 1959 but Hazard is still home.  Listening to your broadcast is always a 'highlight' to my day.  I still have relatives in Hazard." Helen Holliday Alcorn, St. Petersburg, FL

"I enjoy listening to the news in Hazard, which is where I grew up.  I miss it very much.  Listening in makes me feel right at home!" Mary Jane Shepherd, Winchester, KY

"I am glad for this Internet, it keeps me up to date of what is going on there which I miss so much.  Please keep up the good work." Mattie Stacy, Hartford City Indiana

"We love this station because of the variety of music you play!" Ron Rigsby, Leipers Fork, TN

"Your web site keeps me up to date with what's going on in Hazard while I'm away." Joseph in Jeffersonville, Indiana

"I just found it today.  I enjoyed it very much and will be visiting often." Bill Hyden, Wellington, KY

"I really love your website.  My future husband is from Hazard.  I love to know what's going on around there." Jennifer, Louisville, KY

"I thought your website was Great." Louise in Florida

"I just discovered your site today and it is awesome!!  I was raised in Wooton, Ky.  My parents were Bill and Elberta (Bert) Melton.  We lived by the drive-in in Wooton." Theresa (Melton) Dedman, Fort Thomas, KY

"Found you website today, and it was a pleasure to hear news from home.  Left Letcher County in 1965, but return three or four times a year to visit relatives and friends.  You can take the girl out of Kentucky, but you can't take Kentucky out of the girl." Linda L Green Scoggins, Stafford, Virginia

"I just listened to the 10:19 PM (EST) news broadcast on 4 November 2005 about the UN Human Rights Commissioners visiting Hazard, KY.  It was interesting.  Why would they single out Hazard?  Eastern Kentucky is not unique in its poverty.  The UN Commissioners could have come to Atlanta, GA, or upstate New York State and found similar problems." James Stanhope, Cumming, GA

"It is so wonderful to be able to listen at what goes on there.  My baby still lives in Dwarf with his family and I worry so much about them since my daughter in law was in a bad accident.  I listen to the news every day." Karen, Fort Wayne, Indiana

What would my day be without the news from Hazard?  To be so far away and yet be so close as my computer.  What would my Granny think? :)  :)

"I love the Hazard news, it keeps me informed of what's going on in my hometown, whether I'm skiing in the alps or diving off the coast of Maine!" Jason Harvey, Lothair, KY

"Very interesting seeing Hazard in the early years." William Roark, Avawam, KY

"I miss Hazard, Ky., so much.  Hazard Rules!!!!!!!!" Rachelle Noble, Indianapolis, IN

"Thanks for having this service online!  Helps me keep up with home.  I've been gone for over 33 years from Hazard, but still feel like it's home!" John Shepherd, East Liverpool, Oh

"I lived in Viper for two years...I miss the people, the country, and the lifestyle.  Also - the love of my life lives there." Bill Waller, Lincoln, NE

"This is a great website!  One I enjoy very much." Will Witt, Wooton, KY

"Your news broadcast was both informative and insightful.  I am planning to move to southwest Virginia in the next few weeks, and hope that I will be able to pick up your broadcast from my location. Keep up the good work." Steve, Fort Worth, TX

"I love to listen to the news.  I am from Lotts Creek.  There's no place like home." Don Mullins, Spring Hill, TN

"I enjoy WSGS and I appreciate your news." Terry Fletcher, Pikeville, KY

"You all really do an awesome job.  I like to listen to the news and sports." Jody Neace, Breathitt County

"I love WSGS they have been a great radio station who has stayed true to country music....these days a locally owned station is few and far between. they help the local artist as much as they can..thanks to all of you for your help." Bernie Faulkner, Hazard, KY

"I have listened to WKIC all of my life and WSGS as long as I can remember and I love it." Edward Couch, Hazard, Ky

"I listen everyday to the news and it's good.  I live in Leslie County and I am very proud of Eastern Kentucky giving when people are in need.  Very proud." anonymous

"My mother grew up in Knott County and she tells me a lot of it.  It's really nice down there.  I really like this website!  It lets me know about what's happening in the area." Brandon Jackson, Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana

"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you do with broadcasting and promoting our local athletics.  I look forward to going to your web site on Monday after Friday night's game. Your pictures are amazing.  You do a fabulous job.  Keep up the good work."  Vickie Hall, Hazard, KY

"I enjoyed listening to WKIC in my earlier years.  Getting to listen to the local news from my home town is great.  Keep up the good work." AW in Central Florida

"I like the website.  It helps me keep in touch with the news around the Hazard area.  I grew up in Perry County and went to M.C. Napier my first year and then went to Perry Central.  Keep up the good work."  Tommy Justice, Huntington, WV

"I grew up in Ary, Kentucky.  I have been gone for a few years.  My son, Patrick, lives in Colorado and Aaron lives in Tennessee.  The Internet is about the only news I get from home.  Someone might remember me, I worked at Bells Market for a long time." Sue Lucas, Talbott, Kansas

"Almost an everyday listener...can't always be around but I try.  Keep up the good work." Donald Johnson, Highway 15 near Chavies, KY

"There's not a day that goes by that I don't get on here and see what all is going on.  I love this website.  There are so many more interesting things on WSGS than on any other site.  Please don't ever close this down.  I really love it a lot.  Thank you for your time." Sherri Lynn Dyer, Knott County

"Hello to all who are reading this site.  I wanted to let you know that WSGS is one of the best websites to get on I mean if ya want to know about sports, news or just want to look around or check out the Trading Post, this is the best website to go to.  I bet I don't go through a day without listening to the Trading Post or getting on the Internet to look at all the neat things this website has to offer.  So keep up the good work and thanks." James Farler, Chavies Kentucky

"I like it." Nell Tackett, Bulan, KY

"This web site is great.  It's nice to be able to just log on and get the latest news from home."  David Eversole, Glasgow, KY

"You have a graphic on your website that says 100,000 watts goes a long way.  It's true.  I was able to pick you up early this morning around Circleville, OH....just a few miles from 101.1 in Columbus, Ohio!"  Matt Bruning, WTVN, Columbus, OH

"Played Bluegrass Music on WKIC AM Station in the late forties and early fifties.  Sponsored by the Dow Drug Store and Blue Flash Refrigeration Co.  Also played at Pikeville along this time.  Had the Singing Miner with us from time to time.  We had a Fiddle Player with us by the name of Bobby Summers.  I believe that Ernest J. Sparkman, formerly know as String Sparkman, was there about this time.  I went on to retire from the United States Air Force with 22 plus years, and worked for the Federal Government for another 22 Years at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton Oh.  I am now 76 years old and continuing to play a little Blue Grass Music.  I love my roots, and have a special place in my heart for WKIC.  Keep it on the Air for another fifty years.  I visit Hazard quite often and talk with some of the Home folks." Dennis Mullins, Fairborn, Ohio

"Hello WSGS, My name is Lynda Combs Gipson and I just wanted to say thanks for having this News Broadcast on the Internet.  Faron's voice is a pleasure to listen to, he speaks clear and strong.  I have a lot of interest in Hazard and Perry County.  I care about its people and this will help me keep in touch.  I'll be in Hazard the weekend of Aug 5th & 6th for the Combs Reunion. Please visit my Perry County website." Lynda Combs Gipson, Frankfort, KY  http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyperry3/perrycokystuffpage.html

"My name is Chris Hurt, formerly of Hazard, my father is Mike Hurt and my mother is Shelia Hurt both of Hazard.  I am currently living in the Pleasure Ridge Park area of Louisville Kentucky.  I just wanted let you know that I really love to listen to the news on WSGS.com.  Stuart Shane's voice is a comfort that reminds me of home and is something I never gave much thought about until just now.  I don't know how many times me and my Dad and Jimmy Farmer listened to the news on the way home from doing a roofing job somewhere out of town and now when I hear Stuart Shane's voice I realize that I kinda grew up listening to him tell everyone what was going on in Perry County.  Keep it up guys.  Thanks for letting me feel at home wherever I am.  Now if you can figure out a way to send some of my mamma's chicken and dumplins' in streaming real time we all would be alright." Chris Hurt, Louisville, KY

"Wanted to commend you guys on the great job you do every day.  Not a day hardly goes by that I've not got the radio on WSGS.  My brother, Tony Turner, also thought very highly of the staff and management at the station.  BTW, those Tony Turner fans who are interested, the book I have written on his life has been published and is now available."  Tracy Turner, Harlan, KY   http://www.lulu.com/content/131086  

"I live in the Lexington area now and I visit the WSGS web site every day.  It is my link to the only place that will ever be home for me, Hazard."  Henry Lee, Lexington, KY

"Well, its just like being 'Home'. I left Eastern Kentucky 26 years ago but I continue to come back once or twice a year.  I will always love the mountains and the people who live there.  I listened to WKIC when I lived there and I remember Jay Lasslo's voice.  What a wonderful honor to give to him." Paulette Smallwood, Memphis, TN

"Very informative, I really enjoy listening to what is going on in my hometown." Dana Begley Engle, Whitesburg, Georgia 

"It is amazing when I tune into WSGS in Perry County, I feel like I'm sitting on the front porch on Montgomery Creek with Mommy & Poppy (now deceased) in Knott County, James & Odessa (Everage) Godsey.  I also miss my brother Big Moe (Larry) terribly."  Bernie H. Godsey, Dayton, Ohio

"I enjoy listening to the news from my old hometown, I left Hazard in 1998.  When I get homesick, I tune in to WSGS and it makes me feel better.  Keep up the good work.  Thank you for having such a good web site that keeps people like me informed about what is happening in their hometown.  Thank You." Lois Napolillo, Atlanta, Georgia

"I love this radio station and especially Faron and Bob in the morning, also the Bluegrass programs from Big D." Genople Mills, London, KY

"I love WSGS and have listened my whole life.  I'm 28 years old."  Michael Barnes, Busy, KY

"I was raised at Hardburly in Perry county.  I love staying in touch with home by checking in on your website.  Keep up the good work."  Sam Clay, Deerfield, Michigan

"Moved away from Letcher County in 1987.  Sure love hearing news from back home.  This helps us to feel connected to our home town.  You all keep up the good work.  May God Bless your work." L. Roberts, Lexington, North Carolina

"Just a note to tell you that I really enjoy listening to the programs you air after 9:00 P.M. each night.  You play songs that other radio stations don't especially duets and lots of older songs and artist I have never heard before.  Also the instrumental songs are fantastic and I would like to know who plays some of the ones that are acoustic and who are some of the male and female duets are?  Thanks to one of the best radio stations in AMERICA!"  Ronnie Hall

"It is good to see a web-site close to home.  I'm from Floyd County, Melvin to be exact.  It is good to keep up with home.  I still have family there and it is nice to see that they are safe.  Thanks for the web-site." Melanie Snyder, Lenoir, North Carolina

"I was born in Corbin some fifty-nine years ago and I still can't get Kentucky out of my blood.  Thanks for the news from home". Wayne Shelton in Arizona

"You all do a great job!"  Louie Jones, Springfield, KY

"Well I think it gives us a lot more access to hearing about our daily news and what is happening around us.  I think it is great to have WSGS on the Internet." Mary Lewis, Jeff, KY

"Enjoy news from home, Letcher County."  Jim Stallard, Mooresburg, TN

"I like it."  Nell Tackett, Bulan, KY

"Listened to WSGS all the time when I lived in Knott County.  Knew Trish when she worked in Hindman, Ky.  Our son-in-law, John McIntyre did the News, Free Market and Ballgames for WSGS before moving to Lexington.  He still does the Sweet Sixteen Tournament for WSGS.  I remember listening to the Singing Miner when I was growing up in Knott County."  Wilma Thomas, Columbia, KY

"WSGS News on the Internet is great.  We used to live around Hazard so this will enable us to hear news from there.  Keep up the good work." Dorothy DeLong in Georgia

"You guys are great."  Joe Napier, Hazard, KY

"It's good to have news over the Internet."  Gail Sizemore, Breathitt County

"WSGS is the best Country Music station in any area that I have been in.  If I lived in Hazard, Hyden or the Refro Valley part of the state I would be tempted to take the knobs off the radio and throw them away.  To add even more greatness to 101.1, they broadcast Paul Harvey News."  Lawrence Eckler, Sr., Wilson, NY

"My dear radio friends, I listen to your radio station.  It is the best radio station I have listened to.  It is better than any of the local radio stations I have ever heard.  I really like it.  Keep up the good work your friend." Larry Lawrence, Winchester, KY

"I love East KY News.  This is the best website in the world for people that move away.  Thanks for letting me keep in touch with everything back home." John Neace, Circleville, OH

"I enjoy listening to the news on WSGS.  Keep up the good work.  Thank you."E.Hall, Indianapolis, IN

"I love being able to keep up with the news on your website, almost like being home again.  Thank you for the memories."  Sam Clay, Deerfield, Michigan

"Just finished catching up on all the news from the Hazard area via the internet.  Now I can sleep well tonight." Ted in Washington DC

"Being from (Rowdy, Ky) I was surprised and pleased to find the Radio station on the internet.  Thanks Guys, I can now keep up to whats going on there.  My mother and father still live there, and so do all my (how do you say it up there?) Kin folks HA!  See ya." Cloyd M Brock, Salem, Al

"I don't know how I found my way to this site, but it is great.  I have listened to all the news stories, read the message boards.  I think I will be back tomorrow for more news!" Suzanne Solis, Sharpsburg, KY

"I enjoy checking the news each day.  Thanks for having it on the net for people to check." Hazel in Ricetown, KY

"I love you program  It's my way of keeping up with things in Perry County and the people I know.  I have listened to WKIC since I was a little girl and I'm over the hill now.  Keep up the good work." Carol Maggard, Stanton, KY

"I love the news broadcast on the net my family is from Hazard so I get to listen to all you news broadcast and it makes me feel a little closer to home." Julia Deaton, Maryland

"It was great to listen to hometown news.  A big I love you to all my family." Bernie and Lucy Godsey, Dayton, Ohio

"I left Perry County about 10 years ago.  I have some family left there and some friends.  My boys are grown up now and have a family of their own.  This web site is the only way I have of knowing what is going on.  THANKS A LOT."  Sue Lucas, Morristown, TN

"I think you all do a very fine job and I listen to you all everyday.  I love the Gospel music and Bluegrass.  Keep up the good work." Debbie Hall, Prestonsburg, KY

"Great to hear from Hazard."  John Noble, Crossville, TN

Enjoy this website, keep up the good work.  I am from the Right Fork of Masons Creek, Viper.  I left Viper in 1964.  Gross Butler, Martinsville, VA

"I am a born and raised a Kentucky girl....moved away many years ago...but still am drawn back to my roots...am very proud of my heritage.  I was born and raised in Knott County.  You can take the woman out of Knott County....but you cant take Knott County out of the woman.  I listen to your station every day...love it.....keep up the good work." Ethel in Sellersburg, IN

"Hello, I was very happy to hear news from home.  I had not heard it before." Magdlene Phillips, Tampa, FL

"Enjoy your news items.  Just found your site and will certainly visit it each day.  I was born and raised in Letcher County." Darlene Pettibone, Lexington, KY

"I am from Hazard, Ky.  I graduated from Perry Central and moved here 3 years ago.  I love to hear from back home...it's a nice place.  My family still lives in big Willard.  You might know them, Curtis and Mildred Morris.  I got married and moved away from home.  My husband wanted to go where the jobs are.  We have a 16 month old daughter...she's adorable.  I love to hear what goes on back home.  You might know my sisters, they graduated from M.C.Napier, Elizabeth and Joanne Morris.  Elizabeth is a Smith.  She's married with two girls.  Hi to everyone of my friends back home." Juanita Cornett, Florence, KY

"I just found your website.  I like it very much.  Being from the south, I like to get news from the south.  I have lived in Ohio for 35 years but still like to know what goes on down south.  Thanks."  Fran Harman, Cleveland, OH 

"Enjoy the radio programming and I keep the radio on all day.  I'm glad you have this on the net.  Keep up this means of communication." Bill in Watts, KY

"I think your ideas are very good.  I hope you get a lot of good articles and recordings.  A friend of mine in Hazard sent this website to me.  Good luck." John Eary, Ashland, KY

"Thanks...This web site has kept me updated on all the basketball scores from home.  Good luck to Knott County Central Girls." Lera Feltner, Bowling Green, KY

"Been a while since I have thanked you at WSGS for the Internet East Kentucky News.  I visit WSGS daily and it is so awesome to sit here in Spartanburg at my computer and span the distance to Hazard while listening to the news.  Thanks everybody at WSGS." Ida Lee Hansel, Spartanburg, SC

"Great!" Mavis Johnson, Somerset, KY

"Thanks!!" Robin Roll Rouse, Elizabethtown, KY

"I love it. I never expected this."  Bruce Jewell, Ajax

"Greetings from an interloper.  I have no connection with eastern Kentucky.  No family, never been there.  But for some reason, the area piques my interest, and so here I am.  Hey, the accents on these newscasts aren't that much different from the Delmarva ones I grew up around." Fizz, Sussex County, Delaware

"I found this site some time ago.  I think this is great.  We have one similar in Norton, Virginia.  That is where I am from.  There is a web site here that I would like you to publish there.  It is www.huntingnet.com.  This site is the best." Jerry Freeman, in Illinois www.jff12854@aol.com

"Today on Main Street I heard about Tuesday's robbery at the Whitaker Bank - via a Hazard native that is living in New York City!  Do you get that??  He heard about it in NYC through this web site - called his sister in Hazard - and then she told me the news that I had not yet heard.  That is just another of one of the hundreds of stories that you can hear about how people use and love this web site!  I just thought you ought to know." A.J. Hall, Hazard, KY

"Your website is awesome.  I think having Mr. Hall attending the area events has added finesse and long overdue coverage to our area.  Keep up the great work!"  Donna Lynne Smith 

"Thanks for keeping me updated on everything that goes on back home."  John Whitaker, Seattle, Washington

"Point blank.... the best radio station I have ever listen to.  Thanks!  Keep up the great work." Tom Fraley, East Point, KY 

"I was born and raised at Roxana, Ky in 1945, been away from Letcher County for 44 years.  Letcher County will always be home in my heart.  It is nice to hear the voices on the Internet now.  I read that some educated dumbbell wants to try to change the accents of our young children from Appalachian.  I admire people who are educated.  Now this person may be educated but is dumb as a box of rocks.  Children should be left to have their own accent."  Rose Ballar Durham, Harrison, Ohio

"As former Pastor of Town Mountain Baptist I enjoy the Articles and the News that I read here.  I want to encourage you to keep up the good work.  I want to also encourage Rev. John Pray and Rev. Page  Patterson and all of the Ministers and Pastors to 'Keep on keeping on.'  God bless and keep all of you is my prayer." Rev. John B. Nurse, MetroLouisvilleKentuckiana

"I love your site." Alonzo Feltner, Bowling Green, KY

"Love it.  I am from Breathitt County - Clayhole Area and have been living up north for many years now.  It Is a wonderful experience to hear any an all news from back home.  Please keep up the good work.  Would love to hear the Trading Post sometimes.  Thank you very much."  Dave Smith, Antioch IL.

"Always good to get on line and find out Hazard's news.  I have been a police officer since 1999 and graduated the Indiana law enforcement academy in 2000."  Michael Luttrell, Seymour, IN 

"Way to go WSGS...listening to you here in Arizona.  I'm originally from Hazard so its awesome to hear you guys on the internet.  10 stars from me.  Way to go." Rosie Streit, Page, Arizona

"Oh...love my home town news.  I live in Venus Florida and I am from Knott County." Thelma Sullivan.

"I listen to you when I get a chance and I got you bookmark so that I can go straight to it..  I miss being in Hazard and this is a way to keep up.  Its great that all us that leave Hazard can catch up like this...Keep it up."  Sheila Moore, Somerset, KY

"It is very good hearing the voices of the south and I am truly sorry that the south has all the problems that the city has but I am happy to hear news because it is just wonderful hearing things from back home.  Thank you for being truthful and unlike the city who covers things over.  Thank you for being so honest."  Zelma Alcalde-V (Earls), Detroit Michigan

"Real Neat!  Enjoyed hearing it.  Keep it up." Setys Combs-Kelly, Springfield, OH

"Wow!  I have been looking around on this site and have to say it is a wonderful to have a webpage such as this.  Not only does it have pictures, but message boards to capture the history with such descriptiveness.  I am very pleased with this site not only for communicational purposes, but it is here for anyone interested in the past influences of this city." Billie Jean Smith, Hazard, KY 

I am in the KYNG, with the 206th Engineer Bn, where I am the Command Sergeant Major.  We are in northern Kuwait, in support of Operation Iraq Freedom.  I was in the Regular Army for three years and Ky National Guard for 25+ years. I was born and raised in the Hazard area. I graduated from MC Napier in 1975 and now live in Leslie County, I work full time as a Federal Mine Safety and Health Inspector, (MSHA) on Morton Blvd.  I like all the country music you guys play and the news.  I would like to say hello to all my friends at home and would like to hear from them.  My email address is, fred.fugate@campny.kuwait.army.mil or kyminuteman@yahoo.com  Freddie N Fugate, Kuwait

"Was checking my wife's family history with folks from the Pineville and Cubage area and came across your website.  As an former broadcast engineer working with AM and FM stations, I was impressed with the quality of your internet audio and I must say of your newscaster who sounded like network material.  I have visited your city several times in the past, and will return again.  Keep up the good work." Dan, Adrian, Michigan

"It is great to be able to tune in to the radio station from my hometown.  I have very fond memories of Hazard, Ky.  I always enjoyed listening to the singing miner on the radio." Mary Lou Roberts, Caryville, TN

"Happy New Year to my hometown radio station that keeps me posted on what's happening in Hazard and Perry County.  Have been an avid listener and continue to be.  I am still awed by being able to listen to ballgames, news, and just what's happening in and around Hazard.  Be blessed this coming year."  Ida Lee Hansel, Spartanburg, SC

"Love this site.  It's great."  Betty Johnson, Chavies, KY

"I enjoy being able to listen to Hazard news on the internet.  I never recorded any of your broadcasts but in 1947-48 I listened to WKIC on my crystal radio I made from a kit I ordered from Popular Mechanics magazine.  I lived across the street from the tower in Walkertown so it came in very clear." Jack (Don) Gross, Madison, AL 

"I love hearing news from back home.  It makes me a little less home sick when I can keep up with what's going on in the town I'm from.  Keep it up you are doing a great job!"  Tommy Centers, Shelbyville, Indiana

"Its nice to be able to come on here and see bits and pieces of my past!"  Venus Hollins, Eglin AFB, Florida

"My wife is from Hazard.  We love to travel there still on my Harley.  There's nothing like the sound of a Harley rumbling deep down in the hollars.  She's always on this site, makes her feel a little @ home.  Thanks for the site & keep up the good work."  Danny & Kathy, Alexandria, KY

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