Station News Update
***March 18, 2018***
If I am able to get the radio station on the air this year, I will have to see if I can get enough range and equally important, a quality signal over a decent portion of Covington and part of Newport to make this project work. I doubt I will be in a position to buy a second property in the area now that home prices are rising quickly and sales are brisk. Thus, if the technical problems that exist at the current location make it impossible to reach any meaningful distance i.e. potential listeners, I will have to look at other sites in other places to develop the station.
When I purchased this property over five years ago , it was with the hope I could buy a second property within a couple of years that was more ideally suited for broadcasting with a legal, low power AM radio transmitter. Sadly, cash flow problems and also, car issues that resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of dollars and also a loss of income, squelched that hope. While that was a few years ago, I have not been able to fully recover from the losses and unless I win some money in the lottery, won’t have a chance to buy a better property in Covington for broadcast purposes.
In light of the issues with transmitting in Covington with a low power AM radio transmitter, it is now likely a music format will not be the final format for WIMP AM Radio, should it get on the air.
At this point, I believe some kind of talk format will best serve the market we can reach and make better use of the signal we transmit. The audio quality of a music format will not be adequate thanks to the noise on the AM deal in Covington and will deter people from listening. This will be less of an issue with a talk format.