AAA WMVY has returned to the terrestrial dial in Martha’s Vineyard, MA.
After selling their 92.7 frequency to Boston University in 2012 the station converted to online operation at MVYradio.com. Friends of MVYRadio, LLC acquired 88.7 WMEX Edgartown last November and returned it to the air yesterday with the MVYradio programming.
Vineyard Gazette reports the station relaunched at 4pm following a brief test phase with the sound of ocean waves. The WMVY call letters are now held by 104.3 Hartford, VT, but the station claims it would return to Martha’s Vineyard within two weeks.
88.7 is currently licensed to operate with 580 watts at 83 meters, but applied earlier this month to increase to 12kW which will give the station additional coverage on Cape Cod. The WMVY programming is also heard on 96.5 W243AI Newport, RI and 102.7 WRNI-HD2 Narragansett Pier.