WEHT TURNS 60: Viewers invited to join the celebration online

The Tri-State's first TV station will turn 60 later this month, and viewers have been invited to help share in the celebration.

WEHT Local will mark its 60th anniversary on Sept. 27, and as part of the festivities surrounding the big day, they've set up a special page at Tristatehomepage.com where viewers can go to see and also share memories of local TV's days gone by.

Station VP/general manager Arika Zink said Tuesday that the goal is to make the occasion more interactive and enjoyable for everyone in the Tri-State as well as bring back fond memories.

Here's a list of a few of the things you'll find there:
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS:  WEHT and the Eyewitness News team are fanning out to local events across the Tri-State including local high school football games, Owensboro's Friday After 5, and others.
  • YOUR MEMORIES: If you would like to share your fondest memories of WEHT throughout its history, this is the section where you can submit them.
  • ANNIVERSARY COUPLES: If you or someone you know is celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary this year, WEHT encourages you to sign up and share in the happy celebration with the Tri-State's first TV station.
  • VIDEO MEMORIES: This portion is currently under construction.
  • COMMUNITY SLIDESHOW: Submissions from the Your Memories section will be featured on this portion.
  • MOVIE POLL: On Sept. 27 (the station's actual anniversary), WEHT will air one of four great 1953 movies - Road to Bali, The Man with the Golden Arm, The Snows of Kilimanjaro or Royal Wedding ... and you get to pick which one!
  • THROUGH THE YEARS: This is where you will find the timeline of the history of WEHT, from its debut through its many important "firsts" in Tri-State television.
There will be more to come from WEHT as the anniversary date approaches, so stay tuned!


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