Windham radio station owner sells CT station to WAMC
Scott Fybush reports at NorthEast Radio Watch about a local shake-up on the radio waves. Dennis Jackson, the owner of several stations including WRIP in Windham, sold WQQQ (103.3-FM) that covers northwestern Connecticut and a bit of New York for $500,000 to WAMC, the Albany-based public radio network that owns a dozen full-power signals and 16 translators that reach from the Canadian border to the New York City suburbs. WQQQ had just ended a ten-year lease of the class A signal with WSHU, and had switched to an automated easy listening format. Now, though, it will be another station repeating the sound of WAMC, and taking on Robin Hood Radio. That station, WHDD (91.9-FM/1020-AM) in Sharon, CT,, bills itself as the smallest public radio station in the continental U.S., but is also on signals in the Hudson Valley (WLHV 88.1-FM in Annandale-on-Hudson) and Massachusetts (WBSL 91.7-FM in Sheffield). Now the small Robin Hood Radio will be forced to compete with one of the largest networks in the country. Read more about this story at NorthEast Radio Watch.