Marthas Vineyard

WMVY Returns To Martha’s Vineyard

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 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 als...[Read More]

WMVY To Return To Martha’s Vineyard

The AAA format of WMVY will return to Martha’s Vineyard, MA in early 2014. After selling their 92.7 signal to Boston University in late 2012 and becoming a listener supported webcaster, the management of the station have acquired a new signal for the station. Friends of MVYRadio, LLC has agreed to acquire 88.7 WMEX Edgartown, MA from Vineyard Public Radio for $450,000. WMEX is currently licensed with 250 watts at 66 meters with a Construction Permit to increase to 420 watts at 92 meters. Part of the sale agreement will have MVYRadio apply to modify that CP to another tower site in Tisbury, MA. The station hopes to be back on the air by the Spring of 2014. Since the sign-off of the former terrestrial signal in February, the WMVY call letters have been claimed by the former 104.3 WMXR ...[Read More]

WBUR Boston Expands To Martha’s Vineyard With WMVY Purchase

Boston University’s NPR News/Talk 90.9 WBUR-FM Boston has announced it will acquire AAA 92.7 WMVY Tisdale to expand its reach onto Martha’s Vineyard. The acquisition of WMVY from Aritaur Communications helps fill the signal void between the primary 90.9 signal in Boston and 1240 WBUR West Yarmouth which covers portions of Cape Cod. The programming change will take place in early 2013 following FCC approval of the sale. Following the sale, the MVYRadio programming will continue online as a listener supported webcaster if it can raise $600,000 by the end of January. At that time the programming, equipment and staff of the station will be transferred to a non-profit Friends of mvyradio. That group will attempt to find a non-commercial signal to return the station to FM. The Press ...[Read More]