A Closeup for WOVV

Here’s a nice radio story, with a little RW connection to boot.

An island with no stoplights and no parking meters is getting its first radio station, promising to become more important to the people of Ocracoke, N.C., than any new Wi-Fi outlet, cellphone service and their cable television.

Ocracoke Island is an isolated community at the south end of the Outer Banks, too far to matter for the big city stations, and vulnerable to hurricanes. A federal grant announced in September will buy a transmitter for WOVV(FM).

CNN visited to find out what the station will do for the village. Watch it here.

The story is reported by Paul Courson, who has written for RW about radio hobbyists who rescue old broadcast transmitters for use on shortwave.

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