That's how it all started for me. . .alright, that's a little dramatic. Still, my first "big break" into the world of radio came when I volunteered to read the morning announcements over the intercom system at Hanford High School (home of the Falcons!) in Richland, WA.
That led to letters and resumes sent to all the General Managers of radio stations in the area the summer of my junior year, and eventually got my foot in the door at a local country station.
So, with that in my past, I was saddened to read this story about a high school radio station in Maynard Mass. Click Here.
Apparently WAVM has been broadcasting at 10 watts for more than 2 decades and recently decided to make a request to the FCC to boost power to 250 watts. According to the FCC, whenever a station petitions for 'major changes,' a competing interest can also petition to have the station awarded to them. That's exactly what happened to this high school station (with more than 180 students involved). But, here's the kicker. . . the group the FCC awarded the license to doesn't even reside in Maynard, MA. They are a religious group (Living Proof) that "plans" to open up a branch in a nearby town.