WNMP Radio Signal Affected By Internet Problems

Frost, WV – This is Chuck Niday, Chief Engineer of Allegheny Mountain Radio.

Listeners of WNMP 88.5 Marlinton, have probably noticed short periods of silence, especially during the past few days, and times when music suddenly changes from whatever was playing to easy listening. This is because we use the Internet to send programming from our Frost studios to the WNMP transmitter in Marlinton.

It’s a private audio stream, but it’s on the public internet, so it’s affected by all the things that affect any Internet traffic. Anyone that’s tried to watch a movie or listen to an audio stream on the internet is familiar with these problems.

We are working with Frontier, our local internet provider, to reduce these problems, but we can not eliminate them, simply because of the nature of the internet. We are also working on ways of getting our programming to WNMP independent of Frontier, but this may take some time.

On behalf of Allegheny Mountain Radio, I apologize for the interruptions and thank you for your patience as we work to solve this problem.

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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