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Maine FM Station In Operation

Many local residents, living within a ten mile radius of Maine Township high school and owning FM receivers, have surely discovered that Station WMTH-FM has been in operation during the past week.

Last Friday's and Saturday's varsity basketball games, Maine vs Downers Grove and Maine vs Elgin, were broadcast in their entirety. On Monday, Dec. 20, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., a special introductory broadcast was presented. This was repeated at 6:30 p.m., followed by a program of helpful hints on Christmas decorations and holiday recipes by members of the home economics staffs at MTHS and MTHS West.

Tuesday, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Maine's Messiah was presented and on Wednesday evening MTHS West's Christmas program was heard. There will be no further programs, howeever, until Jan. 4, when the station will start its regular daytime broadcasts from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Evening programs of dinner music will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by programs especially designed to interpret the schools to the public and for the improvement of home study.

Last Thursday, Dec. 17 Dr. Earle W. Wiltse, superintendent of District No. 207 announced that he had received official permission from the Federal Communications Commission authorizing the operation of the FM station, WMTH, for program tests. Under the authority of the commission, the Maine Township high school district may now proceed with regular programming on a scheduled basis.

According to Keith Honn, program director of WMTH FM, several special noon-day and evening programs have been arranged for the weeks following Christmas vacation. Program listing will appear in this publication. students who have undergone special training for the past two months, who will do the announcing and assist in directing the programs, include: Announcers, Karen Anderson, chairman, Jim Brockhouse, Kathy Burns, Tom Chadwick, Jim Donovan, Harry Ford, Karen Holz, Sherry Marcy, Dave Matthiesen, Marsha Sayers, Kathie Scotellaro, Marsh Secse, Bill Sprague, Karen Streckert and Elaine Vente. Writers, John Fry, chairman, Barry Deal, Darlene Dost, Susan Engelke, Kathy Forster, Elaine Gabrenya, Pamela Henkin, Martha Miller, Judy Osterland and Mary Plimpton. Office Statff, Carolyn Nosbaum, chairman, Donna Bonham, Mary Hays, Pamela Healy, Pauline Jeckel, Eleanor Hedenberg, Margaret Jezierski, Helen Krejsa, Mary Sue McElveen, Renee Rosenberg and Julie Wondsor.

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The article below appeared in the Park Ridge Herald, December 1959.

Maine FM Station In Operation


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