VIA Public Media to broadcast special airing of WARMland documentary in honor of Harry West
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VIA Public Media will be airing a special rebroadcast of the VIA original documentary "WARMLand Remembered" in remembrance of longtime WARM “The Mighty 590” radio personality Harry West who passed away Friday September 27th, 2019 at the age of 89. The documentary will air this Thursday, October 3rd at 9 p.m. and will repeat on Friday, October 4th at 2 p.m. on VIA TV.
Harry West was born in Reading, PA in 1930 and became a popular radio personality at WARM radio during the 1970 and 1980’s. He passed away this past Friday in Bridgeville, PA.
More than 40 years ago, Northeastern Pennsylvanians discovered a shocking new sound on their radios, and within weeks, more than half of the people here were calling the area WARMland. The radio station was WARM: 5,000 watts at 590 AM, delivered by “five towers of power.” The “Mighty 590” became Northeastern Pennsylvania’s number one station practically overnight, and it stayed on top for decades. WARMland Remembered, a VIA Original Documentary Film produced in 2003, is a trip back in time to when AM Radio was king. Told through the memories of the people who made WARM the Mighty 590 and the number one station for over 12 years. The story takes place between the years of 1958 and 1972 and is told by listeners and DJ's of that time. This documentary will take you back to WARM's glory days with historic photos, memorabilia and several of the personalities once known as WARM's Sensational Seven.
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