Thank you to everyone that came out to and participated in our 8th Annual Home and Garden Show. The show featured everything from companies who can build it, to companies that can insure it and everything in between. Landscaping, heating and cooling, cleaning services, even fencing.

Patrons had the chance to win hundreds of dollars in prizes including the grand prize—a home improvement package worth $5000 with a free home inspection from J&K Contracting in Albany. AND the winner of the Grand Prize is Bill Westrick of Albany! Congratulations Bill! For a full list of winners from all the prizes awarded click here and visit us on facebook!

Special thanks to Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Health Programs for offering Free Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol Screenings AND on Sunday the American Red Cross for holding a blood drive at the show!

Brought to you by 970 WATH, Power 105 and the following sponsors…

Affordable Cleaning Service, Airclaws, Allpower Equipment, Athens Antique Mall,
Athens Soil and Water Conservation District, Athens Sun & Fun, Bath Fitter,
Baum Lumber, Bridgeport Equipment, Carter Lumber – Athens, Cool Digs,
Culligan of Central Ohio, David White Services, Economy Supply,
Friends of the Shelter Dogs, Greenleaf Landscapes, J&K Contracting,
Larmco Home Solutions, Lowes of Athens, Matt Gaiser of Larry Conrath Realty, Mountaineer Mechanical, Nice’N'Neat, Origami Owl, State Electric, Universal Windows  and Valley Lumber.

For pictures from the show click here!

18th Annual Bridal Showcase
February 23rd, 2014 Noon - 4 pm

970 WATH and Power 105, in conjunction with the Athens Community Center present the 18th annual Bridal Showcase, Sunday February 23rd.  Come experience all the latest wedding planning tips, what’s hot and what’s not, plus Andrea’s Bridal Shop fashion show featuring all the latest styles! And free wedding cake from The Village Cakery in Vincent.  So whether you’re hitching, helping or second honeymooning, Bridal Show 2014 is for you! It’s free, and it’s Southeast Ohio’s premiere wedding expo. Be sure to register to win hundreds of dollars in door prizes! The Bride and Groom can also register for a grand prize cruise getaway from Beth Cori and Cruise Planners/American Express!

If you are interested in being part of the show contact Thom Williams, Sales Manager at 740.593.6651 or e-mail Sales@wxtq.com.

Bridal Showcase 2014 Sunday, February 23rd from 12N-4pm at the Athens Community Center, and brought to you by 970 WATH and Power 105!

Thanks to everyone that came out to participate in our annual Healthy Living Expo Saturday January 25 2014 at the Market on State.

The 2014 Healthy Living Expo was brought to you by World Tree Therapies, The Drugstore at the Castrop Center, Pure Romance, Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care, University Medical Associates Endocrine/Diabetes Center, Genesis Oxygen & home Medical Equipment, Hickory Creek, Fosterbridge, Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, Athens Medical Testing , Family Oxygen, The Laurels, Friends of the Shelter Dogs and Holzer Health System.

We also want to thank the blood donors and the Red Cross for conducting a blood drive very successfully even when the weather wasn't the best!

From the stations urging you to make healthy living a priority Classic Hits 970 WATH and Power 105.

Cincinnati Reds Fans!

A big thanks to Jeff Peicorro and Chris Welsh along with their bus for stopping by The Market On State as part of the Reds Caravan on Thursday January 23rd . It was a great chance to meet players, coaches and Reds front office staff.

Joining the guys were...new manager Brian Price, Pitcher Logan Ondrusek, 2013 Minor League Player of the Year Seth Mejias-Brean, Director of Player Development Jeff Graupe and Mascot Mr. Red.

Thanks to everyone that came out to meet and great our REDS!

From your home of the Reds, 970 WATH and 97.1FM!

Pictures coming soon!




Thank you Southeast Ohio Chili Lovers for helping us make Chili Bowl 2013 a success! The 30th charity chili bowl took place last Saturday at the Market on State! Over 175 gallons of chili was brewing. Patrons could enter for only $4 and could try it all!!! All proceeds from chili bowl 2013 will benefit The Athens Rotary Club Camp Rotan Project!

Congratulations to the Winners!
Six Sheets To The Wind
– Joe & Jeremy Sheets took home 3.  Amateur Mild and Tasty, Hot & Spicy and People’s Choice.
Best Amateur Vegetarian went to
David White Services
And in the Professional Category

Mild & Tasty –
Keith Beatty of Kiser’s BBQ
Hot & Spicy –
Sol Restaurant

The staff of WATH/WXTQ would like to extend our gratitude to the following….
To Our Sponsors…

The Market On State, Pepsi of Athens, All American Trophies & Sports, Bedrock Tool Rental, Kiser’s BBQ, Leghorn’s, Sonic, Petland, David White Services, Athens Rotary Club, Airclaws Heating & Cooling, Jackie O’s and The Athens Real Estate Company!

We would also like to thank our judges for taking the time to come out to sample and judge 23 chilis!

Rodney Gustine – Manager Leghorns Restaurant
Jill Thompson – Athens County Auditor
Kevin Dotson – Retail Manager Rocky Outdoor Gear Store and Mayor of Nelsonville
Beau Goodrich – Co-Owner Donatos Pizza

Thank you for helping us raise funds for our 30th charity!
If you are interested in purchasing limited edition T-Shirts from this year’s chili bowl you can do so for a $10 donation here at the station through Friday.  We have Large and XL left. Proceeds will go to Camp Rotan!

For pictures from the event Click Here!

Pooch Patrol

Do you have a lost pet? Have you found a pet and are working diligently to find it's owner? Let us know by calling the Pooch Patrol. The Pooch Patrol is one more attempt to reunite pets with their owners. Listen at 8:20am to 970 WATH. Call 593-6651.


For an updated list of Lost and Found Pets, Click Here!


Pet Of The Week

Join Scott Dailey every morning weekdays on 970 WATH to hear the Pet of The Week in support of the Athens County Dog Shelter.

To see pictures of this weeks pets, click here! If you are looking for a great pet check them out at the shelter today!

The shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 to 5:00, Wednesday 10:00 to 7:00, Saturday 10:00 to 1:00, Closed Sunday (hours may be subject to change)

Call 740-593-5415 for more information.

Candy Cane

Friends of the Shelter Dogs need your help!

This is Candy "Cane", now known to his adoptive family as "Spike" he is one of the many dogs this group has helped by raising money for his much needed leg surgery.  The group also uses donations for other medical treatments, vaccines, boarding costs and much more.  Recently they pulled out 11 dogs out of the shelter to go to a rescue because space issues were going to force the shelter to euthanize. But the rescue facility can not take them for a week and a half. 

The group pays to board these dogs so that they can live. If you can not adopt a dog but would like to help you can contribute by sending a donation to Friends of the Shelter Dogs, P.O. Box 576, Athens, Ohio 45701  or Click Here to do so on-line.


Monetary donations of any amount are most greatly appreciated. This is one way as a community we can help our furry friends!

Listen to WATH online! CLICK HERE!