Local business provides $138,000 gift to Crestview

Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 06:16 PM.

Whitaker stepped in and provided the service, which expanded the fire department’s coverage area and reportedly saved the city an estimated $51,000 to date.

Crestview Broadcasting has also installed equipment at the Crestview Public Library to allow staffers to record complimentary public service announcements, saving the city about $1,800 per month, Zethmayr said.

Whitaker has been approached several times to sell his radio stations to national companies that periodically buy stations in the county’s south end, but he will not sell stations to anyone who will not keep them local, Zethmayr said.

“Our stations serve this city and that's why we gave $137,725 to the city of Crestview over the past four years,” he said.

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