The 2013 Year in Review

For those in the radio business, there certainly was much to talk about in 2013. In fact, one four-letter word that spells “rain” would tell the biggest Oconee County story. More than 40” of rain during the first six months spelled an end to a severe drought. Fortunately, for the water tables there was enough rainfall the rest of the year to ease worries that voluntary conservation would lead to mandatory conservation. There were other water-related issues, as well. Such as how low would Duke Energy allow Lake Keowee to fall and still be able to safely operate the Oconee Nuclear Station. It took public and private interests working together to make Walhalla the only Oconee County municipality to again offera swimming pool to the public. Of course, water wasn’t all that made news in 2013. There was the sentencing of a former Walhalla teacher and coach for molesting children. A former candidate for Sheriff was convicted in a plot to kidnap a retired judge. Those and other stories are highlighted in the 96.3/WGOG “Year in Review” to air four times between now and New Year’s Day. The first airing will be 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. Other air dates at 12:20 p-m Saturday, 10 a- Sunday, and 9:30 a-m Tuesday.