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WFCR First In Western Mass. to Go IBOC

WFCR First In Western Mass. to Go IBOC

WFCR(FM), Public Radio for Western New England, has begun IBOC operation. In a ceremony Wednesday, long-time donors Joseph and Dorothy Gavin of Amherst, Mass. turned on the HD Radio transmitter atop Mount Lincoln in Pelham.
The Gavins are early lead donors to a capital campaign for a new facility. Mr. Gavin for many years worked as an engineer at Grumman Corporation, where he oversaw the design, testing and manufacture of 12 Apollo Lunar Modules. Dorothy Gavin is an alumna of the University of Massachusetts, the licensee of WCFR.
WFCR GM Martin Miller said, “Digital technology promises to significantly increase the quality and scope of program services the station offers to its listeners. For now, we will be broadcasting our normal programming in digital, but, in the future, we will be able to provide data in addition to sound, or broadcast a second program stream on our assigned frequency.”