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Willy Mason. Photo by Ralph Stewart
New, local CD benefits WVVY
For several years, a dedicated core of volunteers has strived to get the independent radio station, WVVY, out of the planning stage and on the air. The station plans to broadcast on 93.7 FM, provided the station can raise enough money to purchase critical equipment. "Radio Waves-Local Music from Martha's Vineyard" is the new CD produced by WVVY that provides a 20-track sampling of the type of music that may be played on the new station once it begins broadcasting. Proceeds from the sale of the disc go towards helping the station reach its fund-raising goals.
Squash Meadow. Photo courtesy of Squash Meadow
Perhaps the disc's most noteworthy feature is its emphasis on fresh, homegrown talent over familiar names. The energy and innovation on the disc suggest that a local independent radio station could be a fountain of new music and ideas for decades to come.
"Radio Waves-Local Music from Martha's Vineyard" CD is available at: Island Entertainment, Aboveground Records, Che's Lounge, Scottish Bakehouse, Island CD, Wind's Up, Island Music, Third World Trading, Alley's General Store, The Boneyard, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore or at www.grandmas-basement.com or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call Maria Danielson at 508-560-1186.
Julian Wise is a contributing writer to The Times.