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Lake Wylie to Get New Radio Station

(April 21,  2003) The Federal Communications Commission in Washington has granted a license for a new FM broadcast station to serve Lake Wylie.  The new facility will be a non-commercial station operated by the Lake Wylie Community Radio Project, a non-profit, educational organization.

 “The focus of this station will be to serve the Lake Wylie community”, said John Dolive, Director of the Lake Wylie Community Radio Project.   “WYLI-LP will provide a unique, community oriented radio service, offering a blend of news and information of interest to the Lake Wylie community along with music and entertainment to appeal to a variety of tastes.  The overall objective of the programming of this station will be to enhance the experience of living on Lake Wylie and to enhance the recreational activities of those visiting Lake Wylie.”


Working closely with area public service organizations such as the Catawba River Foundation, the North and South Carolina Departments of Natural resources, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Catawba River Power Squadron and with area educational institutions, WYLI-LP will produce and air programs on boating and boating safety, boat maintenance, water recreation, fishing, and conservation of the environment.


Dolive said that, the radio station will regularly air “open mike” forums in which listeners will have the opportunity to discuss with local leaders and experts current issues affecting the community.  The station’s regularly scheduled newscast will cover items of interest to the community and cover activities of area clubs and civic organizations.   Weather information, including current Lake conditions, water quality, lake levels, water temperature, etc. will be broadcast four times per hour. 


Coverage of local school activities and sporting events is also planned, and each week, the station will provide air time to a church in the Lake Wylie Community to present their worship service.


Dolive, who has over forty years experience in broadcasting said, “I’m very enthusiastic about this project.  As a resident of Lake Wylie for the past six years I’ve come to recognize that the Lake has a real sense of community with a lot of common interests and concerns.  I think Lake Wylie can truly benefit from having it’s own radio station.”


The station will operate on 93.7 mhz with a power of 100 watts and coverage will be limited to the Lake area.  The station is one of a new class of low power, community FM radio stations created by the FCC in 2000.  The station will be funded by corporate and listener contributions.  Dolive said that he expects the station to be on the air by April, 2004.