7/28/17 – A stretch of road has officially been renamed to honor local announcer and salesman Bill McCollum. Stoddart Street, which runs for about two blocks in front of the WBEV-WXRO studio’s, was renamed to ‘Bill McCollum Way’ yesterday. The Common Council approved the name change last month. Long time co-worker and former station manager John Moser says this recognition was well earned not only because of what he has done but because of his ability to build a one-on-one relationship with his listeners. Craig Karmazin is the CEO of Good Karma Brands, parent company of WBEV-WXRO. He says Bill McCollum has been the same humble-self over the years, which is a rarity for working in the broadcasting business. Bill McCollum says he and John Moser have never taking for granted that they have been able to work for such a long time in radio. Bill McCollum says he is also thankful for the dedication of his listeners and that he has still a little gas left in the tank to continue.
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