When WNPV signed on in 1960, it was only allowed to broadcast from sunrise to sunset. This rule was in place to protect the coverage areas of existing out of town radio stations in the 1440 range. Since WNPV had to sign off every evening at sunset they were unable to cover local high school football games live.
The “Football Flashbacks” program was created in order to provide some high school football coverage. On Saturday mornings at 9am, a panel, including Bob Fretz, Charlie Myers, Edgar Williams and Don Beideman would discuss the happenings on the grid iron the night before.
This early advertisement was printed in the North Penn Reporter in 1960.