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Charleston and Huntington have changed a lot since WCHS went on the air in 1954, and our station has been on the scene to cover all the notable events of our region's history. Join us for a look back through local history as we comb through our broadcast archives, outside footage and your submissions to take you back to events and places you may remember.

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ARCHIVE OF STORIES

July 19, 2014
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Aug. 30, 1986 - The Beach Boys Draw Record Crowd Of 175,000 To Regatta Remember When - Story and Video



Say What? from Eyewitness News February 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 1972 - Flooding Kills 125, Following Collapse Of Coal Waste Dam At Buffalo Creek (Part 1) Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News February 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 1972 - Flooding Kills 125, Following Collapse Of Coal Waste Dam At Buffalo Creek (Part 2) Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News January 19, 2014

March 12-14, 1993 - "Storm Of The Century" Brings Blizzard Conditions To WV Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News December 22, 2013

Early 1960s - Shopping On Old Capitol Street (And Other Scenes Of Christmas Past) Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News December 15, 2013

July 15, 1988 - Opening Of Glade Creek Bridge Marks Completion Of Interstate System In WV Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News December 8, 2013

1974 (and 2013) - A Christmas Message From U.S. Rep. Ken Hechler Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News November 24, 2013

June 20, 1963 - President John F. Kennedy's Final Visit To WV Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News November 17, 2013

May 4,1960 - JFK Faces Humphrey In WV Primary Debate On WCHS Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News November 10, 2013

Jan. 18, 1993 - Charleston's Holley Hotel Demolished Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News July 19, 2014

April 28, 1991 - R.E.M. Play Sold-Out Benefit For Mountain Stage Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News October 20, 2013

Feb. 4, 2008 - Frank Buckles of WV Becomes Last U.S. World War I Vet Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News October 6, 2013

Dec. 15, 1967 - Silver Bridge Collapse In Point Pleasant Kills 46 (Part 1) Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News October 6, 2013

Dec. 15, 1967 - Silver Bridge Collapse In Point Pleasant Kills 46 (Part 2) Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News September 22, 2013

Scenes From The Career of Ken Hechler Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News September 15, 2013

Jan. 1, 1986 - Inmates Riot At West Virginia State Penitentiary In Moundsville Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News September 1, 2013

1971 - A Look At The First Shoney's Location Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News August 18, 2013

May 18, 1987 - WV Televangelist Davy Jo Hissom Killed In Plane Crash Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News August 11, 2013

Dec. 23-25, 1987 – “Squeaky” Fromme Escapes From Federal Prison In Alderson Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News July 28, 2013

Sept. 3, 1984 - Hills Department Store Opens On Patrick Street Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News July 20, 2013

Oct. 28, 1986 – O.J. Morrison's Announces Closing Of Charleston Store Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News July 14, 2013

April 24, 2001 - Rev. Leon Sullivan Dies At Age 78 Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News July 7, 2013

April 8, 1983 - Last Fares For The Dunbar Toll Bridge Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News June 30, 2013

April 23, 1983 - Purity Maid Bakery In Charleston Closes Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News June 16, 2013

June 20, 1982 - West Virginia Day Celebration Marks State's 119th Birthday Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News June 9, 2013

Jan. 3, 1985 - U.S. Sen. Jennings Randolph Retires Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News June 2, 2013

1981-1984 - Charleston Sternwheel Regatta In Its Prime Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News May 19, 2013

April 1, 1983 - A Look At Old Capitol Street Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News May 12, 2013

Nov. 20, 1968 - Explosion At Farmington Mine Kills 78 Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News May 5, 2013

June 4, 1987 - WCHS Breaks Ground On Piedmont Road Studio Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News April 28, 2013

February 1987 - Heck's Files For Bankruptcy Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News April 21, 2013

Nov. 6, 1984 - Jay Rockefeller Elected To First U.S. Senate Term Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News April 14, 2013

Oct. 17, 1983 - Davis Creek Foodland Explodes Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News March 31, 2013

Nov. 3, 1983 - Charleston Town Center Opens Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News March 24, 2013

August 5, 1984 - Mary Lou Retton's Homecoming Remember When Video


Say What? from Eyewitness News March 14, 2013

March 31, 1983 - The Diamond Announces Closing Remember When Video











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