Location: 26th and State
Electrical engineer Wendell Wilford King has the credit of starting the first radio station in Erie. Located on the northeast corner of 12th and State, WEDH was a station of the Erie-Dispatch-Herald.
As a student at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., King helped make the first college broadcast of a musical concert by wireless telephone in 1920. After studying under Charles Proteus Steinmetz, King began work at Schenectady’s General Electric Plant.
There, his practice as a Black machinist caused the plant workers to go on strike, though GE refused to draw the color line.
King also served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps near the end of WWI, and later worked at what is now Bliley Technologies for 30 years, living on Bird Drive with his wife Gwendolyn.
I've been working in design and marketing since graduating Edinboro University in 2007. My first position was at WJET-TV, FOX 66, and YourErie.com. Following that, I worked for Clover Technologies, overseeing many of their different brands including FundingFactory, MaxBack, CollectED, LCDBuyer, and more. From 2016 to 2022, I had the pleasure of serving as the Managing Editor of the Erie Reader before starting at Great Lakes Institute of Technology in October of 2022.
In addition to my primary experience in marketing and graphic design, I've also been noted as a writer, photographer, musician, and performer. Copywriting, asset generation, and other ground-up aspects of design can be incorporated.
Erie is my home. I was raised in Edinboro and moved to Erie proper in 2006. Throughout most of my professional experience, one unifying theme has been present: A desire to uplift my home of Erie, PA, and the surrounding area. Since my days working with a local television news affiliate, to my time at the helm of our county's only local source for news, arts, and culture, to overseeing a marketing budget of a half a million dollars, I've long strived to be a champion for our city.