Whisnant’s Office Fire likely Arson
The Charlotte (NC) Observer is reporting that the fire that destroyed the Whisnants’ office several days ago was likely due to arson. [EDIT, 6/5/12: Broken link removed.] The building housed both the Whisnants’ office and a radio station owned by the family (Jeff, brother John, and father John Sr.), WCIS-AM (760).
Since the building housed both the radio station and the Whisnants’ musical group’s office, they also lost about 3,000 of the Whisnants’ CDs/DVDs in the fire. Fortunately, the building was insured; the Whisnants hope to get the station back on the air as soon as possible, maybe even by the end of the month.