Do You Miss WMVY on the Radio?

Local programming is gone from 92.7 FM, replaced by a public radio feed from Boston. Do you miss the music, Island news and ferry updates? What are you listening to now?

As soon as I got to the Vineyard on Friday, I tuned my car radio to 92.7 FM so I could hear WMVY.

It turned out that was my last chance to listen to our Island station on the radio: At midnight, WBUR took possession of the radio frequency it had purchased late last year.

Now, when I turn on 92.7 FM, I get WBUR - which was fund-raising when I tuned in yesterday.

Fortunately for WMVY's worldwide internet audience, the station continues its musical format online at mvyradio.com.

But I miss the ability to spin my radio dial to a place where the music is ever-changing and the voices are local.

Folks on Facebook tend to agree: 

"I really miss it, especially during the storm. We would have had up to date local weather reports. That was the first thing I thought when the storm hit and I turned the radio on to hear 'talk,'" posted Betty Burton.

So what do we listen to in the car now? I haven't lived in this area for more than 15 years and would welcome any and all suggestions for AM or FM stations I can check out while driving around on the Island.

Do you miss WMVY in the car, too? What have you found to replace it? What are the other good radio stations around here? Please tell me in the comments below.

MV Patch's new editor Louisa Hufstader is a former radio announcer-producer who worked on WBUR, WGBH and WFNX in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Michael West February 11, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Yes, I miss MVY. It's not the same.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) February 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Agreed - the app is nice and I am glad they still have DJs but I haven't heard any local news on it yet. Remember WVOI?
Mo Man February 13, 2013 at 03:17 PM
valerie sonnenthal March 05, 2013 at 12:20 PM
With MVY off the air, there is a void in my listening day; no catching up on local news, ferry info, familiar voices who are my neighbors and learning about others on the island I may not even know. The voices that grounded me as a wash ashore are no more in my kitchen listening routines and are sorely missed.
Michael West March 05, 2013 at 01:50 PM
If you have a good internet connection, you should be able to pick it up on the Web http://www.mvyradio.com/
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 05, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Have any of you tuned in WVVY, the Vineyard Pacifica station airing on 93.7 FM? Boy, that's an interesting frequency. You can't get it everywhere but it has Democracy Now at noon and some other syndicated programming, plus local DJs and even books on tape. Yesterday at 11:45 a.m. I heard the beginning of George Orwell's novel "1984" and later there was a program featuring Spanish-language covers of 1960s American and British rock tunes. Very free-form.
Aron Levy March 05, 2013 at 02:56 PM
I hadn't heard of them. Will have to tune in!
Michael West March 05, 2013 at 04:19 PM
love VVY! Great station, great DJs and great features like Democracy Now!
Jeff Berlin March 13, 2013 at 01:33 PM
WMVY will be back on FM soon! .. trying to learn where.


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