Signing on at WRGG in Greencastle-Antrim

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Greencastle-Antrim’s low-power community radio station is set to begin broadcasting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 14. The 24-hour, seven-days-a-week operation, is located at 93.7 on the FM dial and on the internet at www.wrgg.org

Testing of the signal has begun.

“We are proud to say that our antenna is located on the same tower and at the same tower location in Shady Grove that WKSL’s antenna was,” said Ben Thomas Jr., who’s father originally brought WKSL to the Greencastle-Antrim community in 1967.

“That antenna site allows us to cover all of Greencastle-Antrim, as well as the Waynesboro, Mercersburg and Marion areas, and even areas south of State Line.”

Thomas, along with Wade Burkholder and Greg Hoover, make up the radio committee of the Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation, which is the organization that licenses and operates the station.

The radio committee has been assisted in the start up by Jeff Baker, Stan Shaffer, Dwight Bard and David Kipp. “Without their support, this project would not have been possible,” said Burkholder. “That’s what makes Greencastle-Antrim great. People are always ready to step up and help out.”

Volunteers are being sought to fill the broadcast schedule. The station committee is looking for volunteers to work as broadcasters, news reporters and sports reporters. Anyone interested should send an email to administration@wrgg.org or by mail to WRGG, 113 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, PA 17225.

“You don’t have to help out every day,” said Hoover. “We are very flexible with the schedule.

“We just want people to come in and help when they can and most importantly, have fun.”