WOMR (92.1 FM) is a public broadcasting community radio station based in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Its call sign stands for "Outermost Radio." It started broadcasting in 1982 on 91.9MHz, switching to 92.1 in 1995 to gain a power boost from 1 kilowatt to 6 kilowatt, allowing it to reach as far away as Plymouth and the South Shore. In 2010, WOMR installed a second transmitter in Orleans, under the call sign WFMR (Furthermost Radio), and it transmits on 91.3MHz. WFMR rebroadcasts programming generated for WOMR.

WOMR
Broadcast area
Frequency92.1 MHz
Programming
FormatNon-commercial; Community radio
AffiliationsPacifica Radio Network
Ownership
OwnerLower Cape Communications
History
First air date
March 21, 1982; 41 years ago (1982-03-21)
Call sign meaning
"Outermost Radio"
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID38905
ClassA
ERP6,000 watts, Stereo
HAAT49 meters
Transmitter coordinates
42°03′54″N 70°09′29″W / 42.065°N 70.158°W / 42.065; -70.158
Repeater(s)91.3 MHz WFMR, Orleans
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live
WebsiteWOMR.org
WFMR
Broadcast area
Frequency91.3 MHz
Programming
FormatNon-commercial; Community radio
AffiliationsPacifica Radio Network
Ownership
OwnerLower Cape Communications
History
First air date
2010; 14 years ago (2010)
Call sign meaning
"Furthermost Radio"
Technical information[2]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID93704
ClassA
ERP1,150 watts, Stereo
HAAT86 meters
Transmitter coordinates
41°46′36″N 70°00′40″W / 41.77667°N 70.01111°W / 41.77667; -70.01111 (WFMR)
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live
WebsiteWOMR.org

Programming edit

The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, most of it produced by 80 to 100 volunteers and three full-time staff members. DJs program music that includes folk, blues, classical, Americana, country, oldies, punk, funk, rock, jazz, indie pop, soul, Celtic, bluegrass, Dixieland, reggae, and other forms of world music. In October 2009, WOMR replaced its analog transmitter with a digital/analog model. Spoken word programs offer local-interest interviews and information about the arts, politics, food, the environment, and wellness. The station also broadcasts some nationally syndicated spoken-word content. With an emergency backup system, WOMR can stay on the air in power outages, bringing vital information to the Cape and South Shore communities. The station sponsors a number of local events and nonprofits throughout the year.

Funding edit

The station airs eclectic programming 24 hours a day, most of which is produced by 80 to 100 volunteers and three full-time staff members. The D.J.s program their own music, which includes folk, blues, classical, Americana, country, oldies, punk, funk, rock, jazz, indie pop, soul, Celtic, bluegrass, Dixieland, reggae and other forms of world music. In October 2009, WOMR replaced their analog transmitter with a digital/analog model. Spoken word programs offer local-interest interviews and information about the arts, politics, food, the environment, wellness, and more. Additionally, the station broadcasts some nationally syndicated spoken-word content. With an emergency backup system, WOMR can stay on the air in power outages, bringing vital information to the Cape and South Shore communities. The station additionally sponsors several local events and nonprofits throughout the year.

Partnerships edit

WOMR partners with local Cape Cod communities and community organizations, joining festivals and events across Cape Cod, occasionally with live remote broadcasts. The station often partners with the Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro and with Wellfleet Preservation Hall to produce concerts and film events.

In 2011–2015, film director Alan Chebot produced Outermost Radio, a film about the diversity of the station's programmers, and the challenges the station faced in 2012 when their main antenna toppled and needed to be replaced.

See also edit

External links edit


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WOMR". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WFMR". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.