Lyle "Butch" Jones, Otsego County emergency services coordinator, said the expanded broadcast service will be ``another great resource to get information out.''
WUOW's current transmitter is on the SUNY Oneonta campus, Wickham said, and broadcasts reach listeners from the West End to the East End of Oneonta. With the stronger, full-power station, signals will reach about 36,000 listeners in Otsego County, he said. Along with a larger broadcast range will be opportunities for more coverage of county and town governments, he said.
WUOW broadcasts weather, national news and other programs, including ``Jazz Inspired'' and ``Bluegrass Review.'' Scheduled to air are ``You Bet Your Garden'' and "Earthbeat.''
The station also airs news reports from The Daily Star, locally produced music programs and community-oriented series, such as "Kitchen Table Conversations With Alan Donovan," which features interviews with local residents, coaches, artists and business owners.
Donovan, a former SUNY Oneonta president, said the station ``personalizes the local area.''
The broadcast station will remain at the campus and is supported by local businesses and organizations and individual donors. WUOW also provides live streaming at www.wuow.org.
Wickham said that as the listener base expands, so will genres of broadcasting programs. Already proposed are a business program with Donovan and a series about nonprofit organizations with SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski.
``It won't be long,'' Kleniewski said Wednesday. ``Be sure you tune in.''
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