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About WPGW Radio: WPGW has been in existence since 1951 when a local electronic engineer Glenn West started the AM until 1974. West is the name sake of the WPGW call letters which is "Portland-Glenn-West." WPGW-FM was granted to West as a construction permit by the FCC in 73'. Both WPGW AM and WPGW FM was bought in the summer of 1974 by Bob Brandon. Brandon launched WPGW-FM a year after taking over on May 19, 1975. Rob Weaver took over and purchased WPGW Inc. in the 1980's and has been the figure head of WPGW ever since.
Formats: WPGW AM is an adult contemporary format that can be heard at 1440 on the AM dial. WPGW AM run at 500 watts during the day and 45 watts at night. WPGW FM is a country music format that can be heard at 100.9 on the FM dial. WPGW FM runs at 4,600 watts. www.wpgwradio.com launched in January of 2010.
Coverage: WPGW AM/FM covers news of Jay, Northern Randolph, Northeast Delaware, and Blackford Counties in Indiana plus Mercer and Darke Counties in Ohio. WPGW covers sports for Jay County High School and Fort Recovery High School along with some Blackford High School sports. WPGW covers a variety of college and national sports such as Indiana University Basketball, Notre Dame Football, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Reds, and IRL.
The Commercial Review continued its tradition as one of the best small daily newspapers in Indiana as it took home seven awards — third most in its division — at the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors awards banquet in May 2019 after picking up 18 total honors at the Hoosier State Press Association Awards luncheon in September 2018. The CR has finished in the top two for general excellence in the HSPA contest for six consecutive years and won back-to-back APME general excellence titles in 2017 and ’18. The newspaper has earned 117 HSPA awards over the last eight years. Elias Marsh founded the newspaper in 1871, making it one of the oldest businesses in Jay County. It had several name changes over the years before settling on The Commercial Review when The Daily Commercial and The Evening Review merged in 1901. The Graphic Printing Co., Inc., was founded by Hugh N. Ronald Jr. in 1946 as the Times-Journal Inc., publisher of the Redkey Times-Journal. The corporation changed its name in 1949 and launched The Graphic, a weekly publication focused on photos and features in Portland and Jay County. In 1959, the weekly bought out the daily — The Commercial Review — and the publications were combined over the next two years. The Commercial Review is published Tuesday through Saturday with the exception of and holidays (New Years, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas) by The Graphic Printing Co. Inc., 309 W. Main St., Portland, Indiana 47371.
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118 South Meridian Street, Portland, Indiana 47371, United States
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed