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.