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April 14, 2016

Appalachian Radio Station Run Largely by Volunteers Unites Communities

With its eclectic mix of music and talk — and many shows run by people who simply decide to come in, be trained, and have their own program — WMMT/88.7 FM has deep roots in an area in which counties are otherwise isolated from one another, reports the Columbia Journalism Review.

The staion is ramping up its news programming. It is a member of the new Ohio River Network, a collective of seven public media stations designed to report on economic, environmental, and health issues that span Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Through the network, the station received a grant to hire a new reporter with radio training.