Few business owners get to engage in a semi-centennial celebration when it comes to their business, but David Keister is one of those people. His business, Mid-America Radio Group, Inc., or, more commonly known, WCBK AM and 102.3 on your FM dial, will celebrate 50 years on the air this month. The radio station in Martinsville was the first in Morgan County and the first built by Keister. The year was 1967.

Conduit to th e Community David Keister brought the first radio station to Morgan County Keister is not a Morgan County native, he came from Michigan. It was in Middleville, Michigan that he put together a kit and built a radio station in the chicken coop in his backyard on the cusp of becoming a teenager. In those years, radio was the main form of communication in the community. “It was fun to do and went out on the airwaves in the neighborhood,” Keister said.

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