The group that calls itself “The Smallest NPR Station In The Nation” is walking away from its LMA of 920 WGHQ Kingston NY after Pamal Broadcasting failed to follow through with its agreement to donate the station. Tri-State Public Communications, operators of Robin Hood Radio began operating WGHQ in December 2013 via LMA with the understanding that Pamal would soon file to donate the station to them to prevent WGHQ from going dark. After operating the station for over two years at $2000 per month with no agreement finalized, Tri-State notified Pamal that it will cease leasing the station after February 29. Outside of the brokered “Kingston Community Radio” that airs on WGHQ from 7-9am daily, the station will flip back to a simulcast of 1260 WBNR Beacon/1420 WLNA Pee...[Read More]
A week after Pamal Broadcasting announced that it would take Talk 920 WGHQ Kingston, NY dark on December 31, the station has found a reprieve. Pamal will donate the station to Tri State Public Communications’ “Robin Hood Radio“, which will begin operating WGHQ via LMA on January 1. The Kingston Times reports that WGHQ needs around $20,000 in repairs to its transmitter, which will be split between Robin Hood and Kingston Community Radio. KCR, brokers the 7-9am daypart on WGHQ, an arrangement that will remain after Robin Hood assumes control of WGHQ. Outside of the Kingston Community Radio programming, the transfer of control will see WGHQ’s simulcast of News/Talk “Hudson Valley Talk Radio” 1260 WBNR Beacon/1420 WLNA Peekskill replaced with the NPR program...[Read More]
Pamal Broadcasting is flipping its three Hudson Valley, NY AM stations from Oldies to Talk on Monday, April 6 as “Hudson Valley Talk Radio“. 1260 WBNR Beacon, 1420 WLNA Peekskill, and 920 WGHQ Kingston will continue to air Bruce Owens’ “Good Morning Hudson Valley” in mornings. The remainder of the programming will consist of the syndicated Dave Ramsey, Dr. Laura, and Fox Sports Radio. The trio are also air Army Football and Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball.