WMVY To Return To The Airwaves In Marthaâ€™s Vineyard
November 7, 2013 at 8:52 AM (PT)
FRIENDS OF MVYRADIO, which provides the online service for non-profit WMVY as well as the broadcast feed to 96.5 FM in NEWPORT, RI and on RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC RADIO’S HD2 FM 102.7 FM, is set to return to the airwaves at 88.7 FM in MARTHA’S VINEYARD
The purchase from VINEYARD PUBLIC RADIO, INC. is expected to get FCC approval in the first quarter of 2014. In addition to again serving MARTHA’S VINEYARD residents over the FM airwaves, the signal will also reach nearby communities on CAPE COD. WMVY/mvyradio will continue to be heard online at mvyradio.com.
FRIENDS OF MVYRADIO board member DIANN RAY said, “When the listening community stepped up to save WMVY, we realized how important the station was to all of us. We also recognized that returning WMVY to the FM band was critical, and we've been working to restore the FM signal for close to a year. We will again have to call on our community of supporters, both on the VINEYARD and beyond, to help fund this important acquisition.”
WMVY PD P.J. FINN said, “Our Internet streaming reaches over 30,000 unique listeners every month. With the re-establishment of a local signal, combined with our Internet growth and enthusiastic support of our listeners, WMVY will be able to deliver its unique programming to a broader audience, and become an even greater resource for our community.”