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Call Letters WCLV - Cleveland 4/7/61 - WDGO-FM goes on the air. 11/1/62 - Robert Conrad and C.K. (Pat) Patrick convert WDGO-FM to a fine arts station. Conrad and Patrick call their  affiliation Radio Seaway, Incorporated. 11/5/62 - WDGO becomes WCLV-FM 1965 - The station begins broadcasting Cleveland Orchestra concerts. 1968 - WCLV moves its studios from the Eastgate Shopping Center to the Terminal Tower. 1970 - The first "Cleveland Orchestra Fundraising Marathon. 3/17/81 - The station announces it will air "Music Pavilion 2001" hosted by Wayne Mack. The Sunday night show  features music from an imaginary pavilion on the shores of Lake Erie in the year 2001. Mack also takes over the 11:05  to 2 a.m. shift. The 2001 show accurately predicts George Voinovich will be a Senator that year. (CP) 1986 - WCLV moves to a new studio and transmitter site in Warrensville Heights, with 37,000 watts of power. 1992 - Pat Patrick retires as president to become chairman of the board. He is succeeded as president by Bob Conrad. 9/23/94 - Tony Bianchi celebrates 30 years at WCLV with an anniversary party at the home of Pat and Nancy Patrick. 6/95 - The station receives a Gold Medal in the prestigious International Radio Festival of New York, being honored by  judges as the "Best Classical Station in the World". (CPD) 3/30/96 - WCLV airs "Bach and Baseball", which combines classic baseball highlights with the compositions of Johann  Sebastian Bach. (CPD) 10/26/96 - The station airs a live reenactment of Orson Welles Mercury Theater presentation of the "War of the  Worlds". It's performed live at the Cleveland Institute of Music's Kulas Auditorium, with Tim Hagan, Leon Bibb, Jim  Mehrling and Hugh Danaceau all playing roles. (A)