He Was Tired of Big Bad Corporate Radio, So He Bought His Own Station.
(by Ed Ryan) Some would say that Paul Wilson is living the American Radio Dream. Wilson worked his way up from a weekend announcer in High School to - 6 months ago - owning his own station. How many of us radio junkies have thought about going back to that one station, where we got our first break, to buy it and live happily ever after? Some of us think about it. Paul Wilson did it.
Although it wasn't the station Wilson broke into the business on, he did his due diligence, knew what he wanted and found it. Some might also say Wilson is out of his mind. He took his entire life savings to pay for the station he now owns. The station where he's the morning host and salesperson and his wife is the sales manager. It's a great radio story and we spoke to Wilson about how it all came about. Take a listen to our interview with Wilson HERE and let us know your thoughts below. Would you ever do what he did?
The station Wilson purchased is WROX in Clarksdalle, MS
He purchased the station from Larry Fuss.
Wilson and his wife used their entire life savings to put a down payment on the station.
Fuss held the paper.
The website is www.wroxradio.com
Reach out to Wilson via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
(9/14/2012 3:26:57 AM) |
I read your article, I feel that a good!
(5/18/2012 3:57:00 AM) |
(4/25/2012 10:10:12 PM) |
I was fortunate to work with Paul Wilson. He was the best Program Director I ever worked for. Corporate radio's loss is the public's gain. Good luck Paul. You are the best....even if you wrecked the engineering truck. :-)
(4/25/2012 10:51:24 AM) |
Congrats to this young couple. Considering the amount of work required and that, for them, six o'clock does come twice a day, I got tired just reading and listening. (Love the Tunes.)
|- Ronald T. Robinson|
(4/25/2012 8:05:37 AM) |
Go for it Paul Wilson! I’ll be your biggest fan. In 2001, I was told by the big company that bought the station I had devoted 13 years and 11 months of my life to “your services are no longer needed”. I experienced the “big company” philosophy of only interested in making money, not serving the community. The announcers were no longer valued and the salespeople were just a means to make more money. I bought my own station because I thought I could do radio better than they were doing it. I’ve had fun on the radio ever since. We serve the community 24/7, promote local, local, local and make a dollar (or more!) every month! Our people are our biggest assets. We need more broadcasters back in broadcasting. Good luck Paul.
|- Jane Pigg|
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