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WOVV plans move, expansion

By Peter Vankevich

Ocracoke’s community radio WOVV 90.1 FM is gearing up to be in larger digs by Decem­ber 1.

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WOVV President Greg Honeycutt. Photo by P. Vankevich

Greg Honeycutt, board presi­dent, announced at the radio’s recent annual meeting that he is finalizing an agreement with Hyde County School District to move the studio from a kiosk on Silver Lake Harbor to the second floor of the former Oc­racoke Volunteer Fire Depart­ment building. The new loca­tion on Back Road is part of the Ocracoke School campus.

Benefits of the move include doubling the station’s current space, making it less vulnerable to damage from a hurricane and proximity to its broadcasting antenna.

“It’s on the school campus and we hope to get the school kids involved in the radio station,” said Tommy Hutcherson, who chairs the building committee.

The projected expenses for the move, which includes ex­tensive renovations and handi­cap access to the second floor, are approximately $100,000. The money is expected to come from grants, the Occupancy Tax Board and through several fun­draisers including the April 25 10k/5k and One-Mile Family Fun Run and the Women’s Arm Wrestling Tournament sched­uled for June 18.

Since last fall, several new programs were added to the station’s schedule and evening prime-time hours are now filled with a variety of shows.

Clayton Gaskill, WOVV station manager. Photo by  P. Vankevich

Clayton Gaskill, WOVV station manager. Photo by P. Vankevich

 

Mem­bers and special guests now have the opportunity to get on the air and play their favorite songs.

New board members are Aar­on Caswell and Richard Bryant.

 

Ocracoke Community Radio, WOVV Officers and Directors

Gregory Honeycutt, President/Chairman, Board of Directors
Daphne Bennink Vice President, Director
Barbara Jemison, Treasurer, Director
Deborah Wells, Secretary, Director

Aaron Caswell, Director
Richard Bryant, Director
Robert Raborn, Director
Sean Death, Director
Thomas Hutcherson, Director
Timothy Fields, Director

Website:  http://www.wovv.org/index.asp
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/WOVVFM/

Ocracoke Community Radio’s mission is to provide the Village of Ocracoke, and its visitors, with a community-enhancing medium of education, information, civic discourse and entertainment through access to the public airwaves for locally-focused, regional and national programming produced by, and responsive to the needs of, our unique island community of Ocracoke, NC.

WOVV Programs April 2015

Monday
3-6 a.m.  Classical Music

6-8 a.m. Jazz
6-8 p.m.  Rockin’ Radio with Tommy Hutcherson
8-10 p.m.  Theme Tunes with Pete Vankevich

Tuesday
3-6 a.m.  Classical Music

6-8 a.m. Jazz
10-noon Carnal Pleasures with Daphne Bennink
7-8 p.m. Cowboy Country with Outlaw A.C. (Aikman Chambers)
8-10 p.m. Eclectic Blanket with Showell Blades

Wednesday
3-6 a.m.  Classical Music
6-8 a.m. Jazz

8-10 p.m. Sound Crossings with LeAnne Astin

Thursday
3-6 a.m.  Classical Music
6-8 a.m. Jazz

7-8 p.m.  The Week That Is with Richard Bryant
8-10 p.m. Songs to Share with Peter Vankevich

Friday
3-6 a.m.  Classical Music

6-8 a.m. Jazz
11-11:30 a.m.  What’s happening on Ocracoke with Pete Vankevich
5-6 p.m. Classic Artists Today
6-8 Theme Tunes with Pete Vankevich (rebroadcast of Monday show)
8-9 pm. Tommy B/Killer B
9-11 p.m.  Rockin’ Radio with Tommy Hutcherson (rebroadcast of Monday show)

Saturday
3-6 a.m.  Classical Music

6-8 a.m. Jazz
8-10 a.m.  Island Morning Mix with John Alexanderson
11-2 p.m.  Island Vibes and Reggae with Jubal Creech
6-8 p.m. Spotlite Radio with Carolina John Simpson
8-9 p.m. Juke in the Back (a Rhythm and Blues show)
9-10 p.m. Down Creek Blues with Tom Cain
10-11 p.m. Classic Artists Today rebroadcast

Sunday
3-6 a.m.  Classical Music
6-8 a.m. Jazz

10-11 a.m.  Ocracoke Assembly of God service
2-4 p.m. Carnal Pleasures with Daphne Bennink (rebroadcast of Tuesday show)
4-5 p.m.  Tommy B/Killer B (rebroadcast of Friday show)
5-6 p.m. Ocracoke United Methodist Church
6-7 p.m. Down Creek Blues with Tom Cain (rebroadcast of Saturday show)
8-10 p.m.  Sound Side Patrol with Jubal Creech

Tom Handel and Sarah Handel Card sharing some of their favorite songs. Photo by P. Vankevich

Tom Handel and Sarah Handel Card sharing some of their favorite songs. Photo by P. Vankevich

 

 

 

 

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