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WOMR (92.1 FM) is a public broadcasting community radio station based in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Its call-sign stands for "OuterMost Radio". It went into operation in 1982 on 91.9 MHz, switching to 92.1 in 1995 to gain a power boost from 1 kilowatt to 6 and allowing it to reach as far away as Plymouth. In 2010, WOMR began to broadcast up the Cape from its repeater in Orleans, which goes under the callsign WFMR (FurtherMost Radio) and transmits on 91.3 MHz.

CityProvincetown, Massachusetts
Broadcast areaHyannis, Massachusetts
Cape Cod, South Shore
Frequency92.1 MHz/Channel 221
Repeater(s)91.3 MHz WFMR, Orleans
First air dateMarch 21, 1982
FormatNon-commercial; Community radio
ERP6,000 watts, Stereo
HAAT49 meters
Transmitter coordinates42°03′54″N 70°09′29″W / 42.065°N 70.158°W / 42.065; -70.158Coordinates: 42°03′54″N 70°09′29″W / 42.065°N 70.158°W / 42.065; -70.158
Callsign meaningW OuterMost Radio
OwnerLower Cape Communications
WebcastListen Live
CityOrleans, Massachusetts
Broadcast areaHyannis, Massachusetts
Cape Cod
Frequency91.3 MHz/Channel 217
First air date2010
FormatNon-commercial; Community radio
ERP1,150 watts, Stereo
HAAT86 meters
Transmitter coordinates41°46′36″N 70°00′40″W / 41.77667°N 70.01111°W / 41.77667; -70.01111 (WFMR)
Callsign meaningW FurtherMost Radio
OwnerLower Cape Communications
WebcastListen Live


The station airs freeform programming 20 hours a day, all of which is produced by 120 volunteers and three full-time and one part-time staff members. The D.J.s play music of their choosing. Among the kinds of music that can be heard on WOMR are folk, blues, classical, roots, country, oldies, punk, funk, rock, jazz, indie pop, soul, Celtic, bluegrass, dixieland, reggae and many forms of world music. In October 2009, WOMR replaced their analog transmitter with a digital/analog model. With an emergency back-up system, WOMR can stay on the air in power outages, bringing vital information to the Outer Cape Community.


WOMR/WFMR operates on an annual budget of $490,000. Its funding sources include listener support across the Cape and in many off-Cape places (52%), a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (16%), underwriting from local businesses (11%), fundraising events (10%), and rental income from art galleries in the Schoolhouse building in which the Provincetown studios are housed (11%). The station seeks listener support through on-air fundraisers and direct mailings asking for donations and additional member support.


WOMR/WFMR has partnered with local Cape Cod communities and community organizations, joining festivals and events across Cape Cod, occasionally with live remote broadcasts. WOMR/WFMR produces a triathlon in Wellfleet, during the second weekend in June. 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 portraying the diversity of the station's programmers, and highlighting the challenges the station faced in 2012 when their main antenna toppled and needed to be replaced.

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