Many of these are from 1973 and show a WWOD that was in good condition and operating, in contrast to the more recent photos.
To see all of the photos in a larger format, just click on the advance button under the first large photo below.
Doug, Thanks for getting these to me. Rick B.
Doug Neatrour Photos from August 2006
Doug took these when passing through on vacation in 2006. Click on the photo to get a brief description.
Doug sent this email with his 2006 photos of the WWOD Building.
From: Douglas Neatrour Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 8:36 AM To:firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: WWOD Photos
Please accept my apologies for not getting at least this first batch of WWOD photos to you earlier. I have no excuse, except...well...let's leave it at that.
I will attempt to attach 6 or 7 digital photos, taken in the summer of 2006, while on vacation in Virginia. As any good radio person (junkie), I just HAD to visit a radio station, while away from my own facility.
I had always wanted to visit WWOD, and except for one time about a year or so after leaving 'OD' for KXEL, the 2006 trip was my first and now my last.
It is indeed sad to see the place boarded up. The photos speak for themself, including one of the vacant field, where the towers used to sit. I also took a photo of the right side of the building, and after looking at it closely, I don't know why. Two of the photos are of me in front of the building and I'm trying to find my old non-digital pix to mail to you. One of those photos, I believe, has me standing in pretty close to the same place on the walkway leading to the station front door...some 35 years earlier. Those photos (the non-digital that I will mail to you) have a good staff pix during my leaving party...I will attempt to name the people in that one.
Thanks and I really appreciate all the work you have placed in this tribute site. It certainly brings back the memories.
Doug Neatrour ________________________ Doug,
Thanks for sharing the photos.
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