County Board Sets Hearing On WAGE-A Site Proposal
May 24, 2010 at 4:15 AM (PT)
The next red-letter day for the rebuilding of POTOMAC RADIO, LLC (NEW WORLD RADIO) silent WAGE-A/LEESBURG, VA and its return to the air from a new site is JUNE 2nd, as the WASHINGTON POST reports that the Transportation and Land-Use Committee of the LOUDOUN COUNTY Board of Supervisors has voted to send the station's proposal for a new three-tower daytime array to the full board on that date.
WAGE has been silent while awaiting approval to build its new daytime site, which will allow it to increase from 5,000 to 50,000 watts. Nighttime broadcasting will continue from the station's existing site, with a boost from 1,000 to 1,300 watts. The new site sits in a flood plain, drawing concern from some residents and officials about the constructions' environmental impact.