My name is Becky Rose. I live in Coplin Plantation with my husband and our cat. I moved up here from Portland in 1983, but I fell in love with this area when I first visited with school friends in 1974. It was the Wild, Wild West, to my way of thinking, and that held a certain appeal. The area was so different from southern Maine; totally out of the box. But also, it was so beautiful! One of the first places I saw was Cathedral Pines in Eustis, and by way of this, Flagstaff Lake and the Bigelow range. I consider myself lucky to be “in the sticks,” amidst the woods, lakes and mountains.
FCC GRANTS WRGY NEW LICENSE
--OMNI DIRECTIONAL BROADCASTING
--MORE POWER IN ALL DIRECTIONS!
When WRGY was started 6 years ago, we were required to restrict the direction and strength of our signal to avoid interfering with a competing license application. That competing license application has now expired and is no longer a factor. As a result, the Federal Communication Commission has just granted WRGY an upgraded license to increase transmission power and direction. WRGY is now licensed to expand our 120 degree directional antenna to an omni-directional 360 degree antenna. And to top it off, we have been granted permission to increase our signal strength to 90 watts, an increase of 90%. We plan to modify our existing antenna and order a new transmitter to implement the upgrades. Engineering is also underway to see if our old transmitter can be used as a booster to improve our signal on the west side of Bald Mountain. Progress on these upgrades will naturally be dictated by our New England winter weather, but we will post any new information here and on our Facebook page.
We greatly appreciate any financial support that can be given to help make these upgrade plans a reality. Simply click on the Donate button to contribute via PayPal.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
WRGY 90.5 FM is a non-profit, community/educational radio station serving the Rangeley Lakes region of Maine. We broadcast from our studio located in the RFA Lakeside Theater on Main Street in Rangeley, Maine, and transmit from the top of nearby Saddleback Mountain. WRGY offers a wide variety of programming, including educational programs, music from a broad array of genres, and information on community activities and events. We believe a community radio station should reflect the interests of the community it serves, and actively seek feedback, suggestions, and ideas from our listeners. We are also committed to serving as an outlet for the knowledge and creativity of community members, and seek their involvement in developing and producing new programming. As a non-commercial radio station, WRGY relies on tax-deductible donations from individuals and underwriting from businesses and organizations for its operating revenue. We greatly appreciate all our supporters, and are committed to delivering programming with a local flair to our community and beyond.