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Steve Wiggins

Memorial Day 2023…Florence And Lauderdale County Celebrated Their Fallen Heroes

May 30, 2023

FLORENCE-Florence celebrated Memorial with a tribute to the 225 Fallen Heroes from Florence and Lauderdale County.  They were recognized by their name and the war in which they fought.  There was a wreath laying ceremony.  The theme for this Memorial Day Event was “Freedom is Not Free, Some Paid All”. The Quad Cities Daily was […]

WLAY has historic sign installed

April 13, 2023

MUSCLE SHOALS – Amanda at Sheffield’s General Sign Company sent The Quad Cities Daily some photos of their great work of restoring and installing WLAY Radio station’s iconic sign. They installed it yesterday at the Station, and wanted to share it with our audience. Thanks, Amanda!

18 Wheeler vs. Freight Train in Colbert County – Driver Dead

April 11, 2023

HIGHWAY 72A COLBERT COUNTY – The driver of a tractor-trailer is dead this morning after being hit by a Norfolk- Southern freight train. The accident happened at the railroad crossing on Golden Road about 10:30 AM, the driver of the truck was killed. His identity isn’t being released at the time of this writing. According […]

Pope’s Tavern Junior Archaeology Camp

April 11, 2023

FLORENCE-The Pope’s Tavern Museum will host a JUNIOR ARCHAEOLOGY CAMP for students in grades 1-12 from Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16th, 2023. The camp will be divided into three groups based on age: Group 1: grades 1-4, 9-11am Group 2: grades 5-8, 1-3pm Group 3: grades 9-12, 1-3pm The camp will introduce students to […]

WLAY – Grounded in the Past… Sights set on the Future – PART 1

April 10, 2023

MUSCLE SHOALS – This article is the first in a series that we are publishing about Radio Broadcasting in Northwest Alabama, and will feature the Radio Stations of Singing River Media Group, L.L.C. While the name “Singing River Media Group, L.L.C.”, may not sound entirely familiar to Shoals residents, certainly the callsigns WLAY and WVNA […]

North Alabama State Parks Celebrate Earth Day April 22

April 9, 2023

NORTH ALABAMA-Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by visiting the Alabama State Parks and checking out these events: EARTH FEST 2023 Desoto State Park Celebrate Earth Day with the JSU Field School at the JSU Little River Canyon Center. Yoga, guided hikes, food, crafts, live animal programs and more! All activities are free. Call 256-845-3548 for official […]

Governor Ivey To Sign House Bill 1 Combating Fentanyl Crisis In Alabama

April 9, 2023

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday following the final passage of House Bill 1, announced she looks forward to swiftly signing it into law. She believes strongly that Alabama is, once again, setting the example for the nation by passing this bill to combat the fentanyl crisis with total bipartisan support. House Bill 1 relating […]

WLAY To Celebrate 90 Years

April 3, 2023

MUSCLE SHOALS – We talked with WLAY 100.1 FM’s  Kevin Self about the 90th Anniversary celebration plans. When WLAY 1450 AM signed on, there were only 4 other radio stations in Alabama. It was on the cutting edge of mass media. Through the decades, WLAY has been a pivotal influence in our region of the […]

Kevin Self talks advertising value – How Radio is a great way to reach potential customers

March 27, 2023

MUSCLE SHOALS – There are two fundamental ways that businesses use mass media to reach potential customers. Since way back when, newspapers and magazines have been charging their readers for the privilege of reading their publication. And part of that subscription included seeing advertisements that businesses paid the Publisher to include their message within. That […]

WLAY – They were Dee Jays – Then they became music legends – Sam Phillips & Quin Ivey

March 20, 2023

MUSCLE SHOALS – In this edition, Kevin Self of WLAY FM 100.1, continues his narrative of the radio station’s history and the impact it has had over our community for nearly 90 years. Last time, he told us about how two of our most recognized Broadcasters of The Shoals, Dick Biddle and jack Voorhhies, got […]

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