by Sarah Barr
July 27, 2014
RALEIGH — A new community radio station plans to be on the air providing a blend of music and talk for a northeastern stretch of the city by early 2015.
Oak City Media, the nonprofit behind the low-power FM (LPFM) station known as 101.9 WKRP, wants to provide listeners with a mix of entertainment and hyperlocal information that commercial stations cannot because of their larger audiences and reliance on advertising dollars.
An LPFM station has more freedom to provide local information, whether it’s an in-depth weather report or the latest on community events.
“Hopefully the people of Northeast Raleigh will see it as a resource, and hopefully they will help in any way they can,” said D.P. McIntire, executive director of the group.