Bill Becker was renowned for his ingenuity, while his wife was well known for her desire loving spirit and also financial well-being. Mr. Becker, who as of April 2015, would have turned 100 years old, always knew how to get people's attention. He also knew how to make money. Bill is credited both locally and nationally for his innovation of Little League Baseball. Still to this date, WVOW broadcasts the Little League baseball State Championship tournament every July.1
Becker also sold a remote to local businesses for coverage of Sputnik's flight over Logan County!2 Mr. Becker's coverage of the Buffalo Creek disaster helped speed the process along with getting relief from the state and federal governments to help the Buffalo Creek area. WVOW was the first broadcasting entity to break the news of the disaster.
WVOW is noted for handling over 200 sporting events a year: Cincinnati Red's baseball; Logan High School, Man High School, and Chapmanville Regional High School football, basketball, and baseball games; West Virginia University football and basketball; Marshall University football and basketball; and Little League baseball every summer.3