Radio station WMVY, the popular Vineyard station that was endangered after its owners sold its FM signal, will live on through online streaming after having reached its fundraising goal last week.
The station’s fundraising effort, which drew support from listeners around the world, was completed just in time: WMVY’s 92.7 FM call signal will be transferred to WBUR, a Boston-based National Public Radio station, in about a week.
WBUR purchased the signal, which was for sale, in November. Kristen Holgerson, director of marketing and promotions for WBUR, told the Gazette Thursday that they are still working out when the switch over will happen, but it is expected to take place Feb. 8 or early Feb. 9.
At that time, 92.7 FM will become WBUA Tisbury, and it will begin airing WBUR’s programming. Its NPR programs include On Point, Here and Now and Only A Game.
The weekend will be a time of transition for both stations as WMVY will transfer to an online station, thanks to its $600,000 in pledges. to read more click here.