High School Station Back On Air After Adviser's Arrest
January 16, 2006 at 6:08 AM (PT)
Embattled MAYNARD HIGH SCHOOL noncommercial WAVM/MAYNARD, MA returned to the air FRIDAY after being shut down for a week by police who sealed the station to investigate station faculty adviser JOSEPH MAGNO on child sexual assault charges. MAGNO was arrested on JANUARY 6 and is being held without bail on charges that he raped a former student; his adviser duties have been assumed by a group of adult volunteers for now.
WAVM has for several months been battling at the FCC to ward off the addition of a noncommercial religious FM on its frequency by LIVING PROOF INC., a situation triggered by an application by WAVM for a power increase that opened the frequency for other bids.