Wednesday 12/14/11 at 1655, Station Manager Jim Rand and Chief Engineer Brian Dyer flipped the switch on the new transmitter and tower on Blackstrap Hill, Yarmouth for USM-licensed, community radio station WMPG-FM 90.9.
After the FCC-mandated 50% power period ends, WMPG will broadcast at 4500, up from 1100w. Calls coming in so far from Bryant Pond, Hartford to the North, and Wells to the South.
I was Development Director here in 2006 when the prospect of a power increase came up at a weekly meeting. "Sure, why not? Who knows if we'll ever get another chance!" It is gratifying after all the hard work and difficult financing to finally see this happen.
Anyone out there in Southern Maine who picks it up at 90.9, feel free to post - we still are trying to fix the coverage area. Thanks.www.wmpg.org