WAPS/Akron Celebrates ‘330 Day’ And Will Launch A New Side Channel
March 30, 2016 at 12:42 PM (PT)
AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS Triple A WAPS/WKTL (THE SUMMIT)/AKRON-CANTON-YOUNGSTOWN, OH celebrated 330 Day on 3/30 with news of a pending launch of "The 330," a new 24/7 streaming/side-channel devoted to The Past, Present and Future of NORTHEAST OHIO music. The station will be heard on 91.3 WAPS/HD2 as well as streaming via the330.net
THE SUMMIT & The 330 received proclamations from the mayors of both YOUNGSTOWN and AKRON, celebrating the news and officially dubbing 3/30 as "330 Day" in both cities. The station also hosted a concert with top local acts at JILLY'S MUSIC ROOM in AKRON, where the plans for The 330 were revealed. Bands playing included THE BIZARROS, JD EICHER, RYAN HUMBERT, THE DREEMERS, THE JUKE HOUNDS and BY LIGHT WE LOOM.
The 330 will launch on Friday 4/22 -- EARTH DAY, and the final day of the WAPS spring fund drive. The Summit also programs KIDJAM! Radio and Rock & Recovery as HD/streaming/side-channels.
PD BRAD SAVAGE said, "Upon relocating to this area in fall 2015, it became clear just how much great music is coming out of NORTHEAST OHIO, and the tremendous heritage of the region's music. THE SUMMIT has aired local music in regular rotation for years, and it's one of the strongest aspects of the radio station. So adding a 24/7 devoted channel to The 330 was a natural progression for the future of THE SUMMIT."