Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WFPR - 102.9 FM - A Radio Station Grows in Franklin

"It was a very big week for our soon-to-be community radio station WFPR, here in Franklin. On Tuesday, Jan 17 our new broadcast tower suddenly sprouted up at Forge Hill. On Friday our transmitter housing was installed in place. After years of planning, paperwork and preparations, it’s all finally coming together.

This week we install our FM antenna system and transmission equipment. Thus
far, the winter weather gods have been reasonably accommodating, and once our antennas are installed, the larger technical challenges will be behind us.

We’re also wiring up / firing up the audio equipment in our radio studio. We plan
to begin our on-air broadcast tests on Thursday, February 2nd, Groundhog Day.
(Just like in Bill Murray’s movie, if we don’t get it quite right, we get a do–over).

During the next few months we’ll be conducting program tests while we plan our full program schedule to be launched in spring. 

So, what do our programming plans look like? That’s where you come in. WFPR is Franklin’s community radio station. It will be powered and programmed by the passions of people who have something to say and music to play. 

Could that be you? Consider volunteering. Help us to make WFPR into great community radio. 

If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved in community radio, call us. 508-528-9377 – That’s 528-WFPR

Soon we’ll be able to say, “Thanks for listening”.

But, for now – as always, thanks for watching!"

Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 01/22/2017

the empty spot was ready for the tower to be installed
the empty spot was ready for the tower to be installed

This week's viewing guide can be found here  http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf

or here

Note: phone number updated/corrected 4/11/17

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