On this date in 1970, the owners of the Kankakee Valley Broadcasting Corporation were receiving notice that the Federal Communications Commission had approved a new AM radio station in Knox. The announcement came from the office of Ray Paul of the firm of Prince and Paul in Washington D.C., the attorneys for the applicant.
The standard broadcast station would operate on 1520 kilohertz at a power of 250 watts during daytime hours. The station would go on to carry the call letters of WKVI. The AM application had been submitted in May 1968.
Forty-two years later, WKVI-AM plays a combination of modern and traditional country music.
On this date in 1976, former Knox Mayor Charles Moroni died.
In 1995 the Knox School Board sold the Foltz Building to Kevin Kroft for $18,000. Kroft told the news media that he planned to use the building for either real estate, a health and fitness center, or office space.