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WDAM celebrates 60th anniversary

WDAM celebrates 60 years./Photo credit: WDAM WDAM celebrates 60 years./Photo credit: WDAM
MOSELLE, MS (WDAM) -

On Tuesday, WDAM 7 News celebrated 60 years of serving the Pine Belt.

Current employees as well as veterans of the station joined together Tuesday afternoon over cake and punch to celebrate six decades of local television.

"We are so proud to have WDAM in the Raycom family,” said Sandy Breland, group vice president of Raycom Media. “On this special anniversary, we congratulate and thank the employees of WDAM for 60 years of service to the Pine Belt community. WDAM represents the best of broadcasting with a longstanding commitment to serving the community and being there in times of need."

The station was recently recognized as a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters "Service to America" Award for its response to devastating weather that impacted the area and the tragic deaths of two police officers killed in the line of duty.  

“WDAM has such a rich history and tradition in the community it is an honor to have the opportunity to be a part of such an outstanding television station,” said Jama Killingsworth, WDAM vice president and general manager.

On June 8, 1956, WDAM became the first station in the region. The call letters, WDAM, originated from the owner David A. Madison.

Through the years, notable journalists have been a part of our team including Robin Roberts, Chuck Scarborough and Cindy Williams.

We thank the community for its continued support throughout the years.

We are proud to be a part of Raycom Media and we will continue to represent the community for years to come. 

MOBILE USERS: VIEW PICTURES FROM THE EVENT HERE. 

Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved. 

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