WKMY 91.1 on air?
Fri May 20 07:31:37 EDT 2005
I think WKMY will probably do fairly well within a limited sphere. I'm from
Gardner originally, I still visit down there frequently, and I'm a
clergyman, so I know the area's "spiritual demography" quite well. There
are lots of evangelical churches in the Gardner-Winchendon-Athol area, and
while the North County has two other Christian stations (WCMX and WFGL),
neither has a contemporary Christian music format ---they're more oriented
around preaching and Bible teaching. I would guess WKMY will complement
them and gain its own niche.
By the way, WGAW appears to be gaining more visibility locally after years
of being pretty much moribund. It's a nice thing to know that Gardner has
its own uniquely local voice again.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Anderson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Boston Radio Interest" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: WKMY 91.1 on air?
> On May 18, 2005, at 4:41 PM, Scott Fybush wrote:
> > I'm hearing reports that WKMY 91.1 Winchendon is now on the air with
> > the satellite-delivered "K-Love" contemporary Christian format. Anyone
> > out that way hearing it?
> Yes, they are on the air. I heard their ID before the hour this
> morning even though my reception was not good at the time.
> Driving home on Route 2 heading west tonight, I picked up pieces of the
> station around Fitchburg. It did not become listenable until Gardner
> and did not become clear until Templeton. From there I headed south
> towards Barre and the station was totally gone by the time I left
> Templeton into Hubbardston.
> I wonder why Winchendon, a town of less than 5,000 people, has two
> radio stations: WKMY and WOQL (97.7 FM). WKMY can probably reach
> Athol and maybe Orange, and the outskirts of Gardner, but I can't
> imagine they can be heard in Fitchburg or Keene. They certainly have a
> small potential audience.
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