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Sep 03, 1866

Hugh Isaac "Ike" Shott, Sr. was born in Staunton, Virginia

1922

The Shott brothers made initial efforts at radio

Other events that happened on or around 1922

Jun 27, 1929

WHIS in Bluefield went on air with a broadcast featuring the local Lions Club quartet

1933

WHIS increased to 250 watts

Other events that happened on or around 1933

1935

WHIS increased to 500 watts

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1939

WHIS affiliated with NBC network

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1948

WHIS radio increased to 5,000 watts

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Oct 12, 1953

Hugh Shott Sr. died and his son took over

Other events that happened on or around October 12, 1953

1955

WHIS TV (now WVVA) aired in Bluefield

1963

The Shott brothers revived their WHAJ-FM

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1980

The FCC forced the Shott family to divest themselves of their TV station

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1981

Mike Shott became general manager of WHIS radio

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Jan 01, 1985

The Shott family sold the Bluefield Daily Telegraph

2005

WHIS radio was owned by Triad Broadcasting

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