CHARLESTON, WV (8 November, 2018) — LM Communications, a multimedia group and parent company of WKLC-FM, WMXE-FM, WWQB-FM, WSCW-AM and WJYP-AM/WMON-AM, hosted their second annual Salute to Veterans on Saturday, November 3rd at The Charleston Moose Lodge.
This celebratory evening featured fantastic music from Lo Jam, The Carpenter Ants and Ultra Sound. Chili Walker, Program Director and Afternoon Drive Personality on Rock 105, was the emcee for a night that featured all nine of the local LM Communications on air personalities dressed in formal attire, courtesy of Tony the Tailor (Charleston and Huntington) and Barbie’s Formals (Milton) The Riverside High School ROTC presented the colors, Lola Spencer of Lo Jam sang our National Anthem, SFC Matthew Jackson of the West Virginia Army National Guard honored those that have fallen with a trumpet solo, Lee Dean lent his vocal talents to the night with “God Bless the USA” and the entire crowd joined Ultra Sound as we celebrated the WVU win over Texas with a rendition of “Take Me Home, Country Roads”. The presenting sponsors were Pugh Furniture Warehouse Showrooms, Yeager Airport and Minuteman Press. Special thanks to Jim Strawn & Company for their marketing support. All the money raised will be donated to our local veterans through The Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center and the West Virginia Vetera’s Home in Barboursville. From all facets of the event, $12,639.84 was raised and will be donated.
“Pugh Furniture Warehouse Showrooms was proud to be a presenting sponsor for the LM Communications Veterans Dance. It was an amazing event with every penny going back to the veterans. We salute LM Communications and their staff for their tremendous efforts and another successful event. It was a super evening” said Beth Pugh. Michael Stephens, Director of Recreations at the West Virginia Veterans Home, added “Knowing that your endeavour helps and supports local veterans around our community is a great feat and goes farther than many will ever know.” Senators Shelly Moore Capito and Joe Manchin III sent greetings to the attendees, as did Governor Jim Justice. Terry Sayre, Airport Director, shared that “Yeager Airport was proud to be able to help sponsor this event for our Veterans. We support our Veterans as well as the WV Air National Guard. Thanks for letting us be a part of this great program for our Veterans.”
Music is one of the greatest story-telling tools of our society. From the American Revolution through our efforts in the war against terror, music has always played a role. “It is a natural step for our team at LM Communications and our station cluster in West Virginia to choose the veteran population as a core pillar of our community service” said General Manager, Dotsy Klei. “Our entire team considers this annual event a privilege to host and we have been humbled by such great support.”
ABOUT LM COMMUNICATIONS:
LM Communications is a multimedia company focused on providing high quality entertainment and programming to our listeners as well as marketing solutions and positive results for our advertisers. We are committed to our communities and respect our responsibilities for public safety. LM Communications owns five radio stations in Charleston, WV, six in Lexington, KY and two in Charleston, SC.