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WJTN RADIO MARKS 75TH BIRTHDAY

More than 300 people attended a special 75th birthday party Monday.

WJTN-AM radio held a six-hour open house at its Orchard Road studios, just outside Jamestown. The fete featured station tours, a slide-show history of the station and a 75th anniversary cake.

General Manager Merrill Rosen remembered many of the on-air personalities -- "Doc" Webster, Max Robinson, country music radio stars Jack and Gertrude Dunigan, Pete Hubbell, Hap Hazard and Jim Roselle -- and said, "Without them, we probably wouldn't have been celebrating 75 years."

WJTN went on the air Dec. 27, 1924, as WOCL-AM, which was owned by Archibald Newton. The station's longtime president and principal owner, the late Si Goldman, also was remembered during the celebration. Goldman died June 10.

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