WRCR Tries to Raise Money for New Tower

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The licensee of WRCR(AM), Ramapo, NY, would like to get the station back on-air by the end of this year. To do that, it needs a new tower site.

The station licensee, Alexander Broadcasting, found a tower in Haverstraw and says it has a purchase agreement with the tower owner. Now, WRCR has started a GoFundMe page to raise the down payment.

The radioco lost its lease for its previous transmitter site in Nanuet. It was evicted, and the tower site owner cut off the station’s power in the summer of 2017, Alexander Broadcasting President Alexander Medakovich, M.D., told the FCC in an STA application to remain silent. WRCR continues to stream its signal.  

On its website, WRCR says: “By contributing to this cause, you support the future of local, community-focused, interactive radio that Rockland County and residents of the surrounding areas (Westchester, Orange and Bergen County, NJ) have known and loved for the past 18 years. Any amount would bring us closer to our goal.”

WRCW is a non-directional 10,000 watts day/1,000 watts night on 1700 kHz, according to FCC records. It went on-air in July 2015, replacing the former 500 watt station on 1300 kHz, according to the Nyack Patch.  Comments? Email us.

November 27, 2018

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