The Federal Communications Commission granted Hamptons Community Radio (HCR) Corporation permission last month to start a new non-commercial radio station in East Hampton Town, and it could be on air as soon as March.
The corporation, started in 2003 by a group of local residents and former radio professionals, also has applications pending with the FCC for radio signals in Westhampton and Hampton Bays. The station will be financially supported by government and corporate grants, foundations, national underwriters and individuals, said Barbara Barri of North Sea, the president of HCR’s board of directors.
The 3,800-watt East Hampton signal will broadcast on 90.7 FM from either East Hampton or Montauk, said Ms. Barri. Now that the... more