Youngstown broadcasting history goes well with lunch

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – It’s a history lesson for your lunch side order on Thursday.

As part of the Bites and Bits of History lunch program at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center on West Federal Street, longtime local broadcaster Tricia Perry is presenting the story of Warren P. Williamson Jr.

Williamson put WKBN on the air, and before that, started his broadcasting career operating 570 WKBN Radio out of his south side home.

Find out just how heated the race was to get the first TV station on the air in Youngstown.

The program starts at 12 noon. Across the street, Overture is offering a $6 Bites and Bits special.

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