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Robin Hood Radio to the rescue?

Dec 29, 2013 12:03 am
Ariel Zangla in The Daily Freeman reports that Robin Hood Radio in Connecticut may come to the rescue of Kingston Community Radio, buying WGHQ (920-AM) from Pamal Broadcasting. Bruce Feniger, general manager of Pamal Broadcasting Hudson Valley, announced last week he was shutting down WGHQ Dec. 31 to focus on the company’s other Kingston-based radio station, WBPM (92.9-FM). "In a Facebook posting Monday afternoon, Kingston Community Radio founder Walter Maxwell wrote, 'WHDD (Robin Hood Radio) is working with Pamal Broadcasting to purchase WGHQ. This would keep KCR (Kingston Community Radio) on the air and provide new programming to WGHQ listeners outside the KCR time slot. A lot of work has to be done to get all the ducks lined up to make this happen. We applaud Robin Hood Radio for taking the effort to provide a home for KCR and at the same time provide new programming for the Kingston area,'" Zangla wrote in the Daily Freeman. Kingston Community Radio has local volunteer hosts talking about the Kingston area on the air. According to Zangla, WGHQ first signed on the air in 1955, first known as WSKN 1 and licensed to Saugerties with 1,000 watts of power, daytime only. Its transmitters and studio were in Saugerties, but in March 1960, the station’s call letters were changed to WGHQ and the station was moved to Kingston. The call letters stood for “General Headquarters.” Pamal Broadcasting purchased the station from Clear Channel on Feb. 1, 2007. WGHQ was simulcast with WLNA (1420-AM), and WBNR (1260-AM), without the Kingston Community Radio programming. Robin Hood Radio does business as Tri State Public Communications, running WHDD (91.9-FM), WBSL (91.7-FM), WLHV (88.1-FM) and WHDD-AM (AM-1020), in Northwest Connecticut, and the Hudson Valley, and Massachussets.
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