WRFR our local radio station, was the FIRST full time low power (LP) fm station to go on the airwaves in the U.S.A. in 2002.
WRFR: small and beautiful!
Low power, all volunteer WRFR is Knox County’s only locally owned & operated radio station. By featuring the talents, ideas and interests of the people who live here WRFR helps make our community not just a spectator, but a participant in evolving global consciousness. WRFR stands for Rockland Free Radio.
In 2000 the FCC created a new class of radio service, Low Power fm, to bring local radio back to American communities. Under industry pressure, Congress then scaled the program back, making very few licenses available.
In 2001, Rockland’s Penobscot School obtained a construction permit for a 100 watt station in Rockland on 93.3 fm MHz.
On February 14,2002 WRFR-LP went on air 24/7, the first full time LP fm station in the U.S.A.
In 2003, Camden’s Community School obtained a license for a translator to bring WRFR to the Camden area on 99.3 fm. It went on air June 2004.
In 2004 WRFR was praised in the U.S. Senate as a “wonderful example,” of the potential of low power radio to build community.
In April 2005, WRFR began streaming audio on the internet at: www.wrfr.org
Find our schedule and show descriptions on our website.
To learn about becoming a business sponsor of WRFR
call or email our Sales Manager: Ananur (sounds like Eleanor) 594-2565 firstname.lastname@example.org
stick with www.knox.villagesoup.com for our daily program schedule and show promos.