From its studios in Stanton and Irvine, local radio station, WSKV 104.9 Pickup Country supports and airs Classic Country music, Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Southern Rock, Gospel and the rising Appalachian Music Movement. Serving Powell, Estill, Lee, Wolfe, Clark, Menifee, Montgomery, and Madison Counties, and users streaming live from all over the world, WSKV strives to be a full-service radio station that celebrates all things local. And now WSKV has a reason to celebrate their own local presence.
Having recently moved from another location in Irvine, on September 4, 2019, at noon, WSKV Radio will officially open their new studio space at 147 Main Street in downtown Irvine. The event will be a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony that welcomes business owners, community organization and government leaders to celebrate the new studio site. WSKV is offering multiple advertising prize packages in a drawing for businesses and organizations as well as door prizes for those in attendance. Local artists will be performing, and the ceremony will be followed with a brief networking gathering at Steam Engine Pizza Pub’s Session Room directly across the street. WSKV is sharing the space with Alight Marketing, a small marketing firm based in Irvine and Alight is also offering a prize package of free services to celebrate the event.
The celebration also welcomes special speaker Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) President Peter Hille. Previously, Peter was director of the Brushy Fork Institute of Berea College where he conducted leadership and community development programs throughout Central Appalachia. He also served as a consultant to regional and national organizations and implemented community development projects internationally, in Russia and Slovakia. Peter currently chairs the board of the East Kentucky Leadership Foundation and serves on the Berea Human Rights Commission.