|November 6, 2003|
| Welcome one and all! Jamestown, a small city of approximately 32,000 people, is located at the south end of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State, centered among such other small cities as Ashtabula, OH, Bradford, Butler, Corry, Meadville, Oil City, Ridgway, St. Mary's, and Warren, PA, and Elmira,Olean, Salamanca, Dunkirk, Niagara Falls, and Lockport, NY. Larger cities nearby are Buffalo and Rochester, NY, Erie, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh, PA, and, north of the border, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, and Toronto, ON, in Canada.
Chautauqua County, where Jamestown is located, is noted for many things: serving as the gateway into New York State for eastbound USA travelers, fruit farms along the southern Lake Erie area golf courses, ski resorts, Chautauqua Institution (a summertime cultural resort), farming, fishing, the nearly annual (weather permitting!) Ice Castle Extravaganza at Mayville, the Panama Rocks geologic formations, the annual Tulip Festivals at Clymer, together with the Apple Festival and Pumpkin Hurling Festival at Busti (long "i"), "underground railroad stations" for Civil War Canada-bound slaves, and much more. The incentive for President Abraham Lincoln to grow a beard was given him by a young girl from Westfield, Grace Bedell, where the Welch Grape Juice Company also had its origins.
Once noted for producing top-quality furniture and tools, today Jamestown is better known for those from either there or its environs, who have achieved fame in various ways, including the lates: entertainer, actress, and TV/movie star Lucille Ball, ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson, former New York Governor Reuben E. Fenton, former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert H. Jackson, and several others still around, such as cartoonist Brad Anderson (the creator of Marmaduke), former pro football player Shane Conlan, singer Natalie Merchant, and the alternative music group the 10,000 Maniacs.
Serving as home for the Florida Marlins' NY-P league baseball "farm team" the Jammers, from which have been developed many professional baseball players, Jamestown has also hosted many Little League and Babe Ruth League baseball tournaments over the years, in addition to currently presenting regional ice-skating and hockey promotions in its year-old professional-size dual-rink ice arena, and holding annual soap-box derby races for its youth..
Though Jamestown is a wonderful place to live, visit, and play, this site is NOT set up to specifically promote the city, but rather a new LPFM (low-power FM) radio station to soon air for the benefit of listeners within the Jamestown area. Our intended call sign is WIHR-LP, and our assigned frequency is 94.1 Mhz on your dial or digital selector. On November 5, 2003, we successfully air-tested our modulated signal; applying for our FCC broadcasting license is the next item on the agenda.
Our intent is to present for public review an interest-maintaining, multi-faceted 24/7 local and downlinked selection of Christ-centered entertainment; music, Bible studies and stories, health and lifestyle-related programs, cooking/food programs, children's programs, discussion programs, local informational items/programs, question and answer programs, personal interviews, occasional church sermons, and more.
Though this venture involves substantial investment to institute and maintain, we trust that since God has been bringing it all about, and He rules the airwaves according to His will, He will also see to providing the necessary funding for this non-profit venture as He sees fit, via those upon whose hearts He acts to elicit their support. You are invited to follow our progress as we begin this venture, tune in, and ENJOY!
Here at WIHR-LP, we want to present a W-armly I-nviting, H-elpfully R-esponsive atmosphere for our L-ocal P-opulace to appreciate. Thank you very much for your interest!
The management of WIHR-LP 94.1 Radio
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MAY GOD EVER BLESS YOU AND YOURS!!!