For Immediate Release - Friday, December 21, 2018 - TROY, NEW YORK
WMHT Public Media is thrilled to announce the signal expansion of its NPR AAA (Adult Album Alternative) radio station EXIT 97.7 WEXT with the addition of 106.1. WEXT Radio is now available on 106.1 in addition to 97.7 FM.
“WMHT and WEXT have a long tradition of celebrating and elevating arts and culture in our region,” WMHT President and CEO Robert Altman notes. “WEXT Radio is unique, eclectic, and a fierce supporter of our vibrant local 518 music scene.”
WEXT Radio celebrated ten years on the air on July 7, 2017 broadcasting from the West (Amsterdam) on 97.7. Now, it its eleventh year, WEXT will be able to reach even more listeners in the region with the addition of 106.1 out of the East from Rensselaer County. This means that listeners in Albany, Troy, Latham, and Clifton Park will now be able to receive WEXT without a signal interruption. WEXT Radio serves the region with many diverse programs including Live at EXT, 518 Sessions, Local 518 Show, Bluegrass Around the Bend, The Peanut Butter Jam, Rock N Soul, and the nationally distributed The Latin Alternative.
“WEXT Radio is able to exist and create the distinctive programming that we do because of our listeners,” WMHT VP of Radio Chris Wienk notes. “It’s our listeners’ commitment to us and the incredible musical artists of our region that enables us to deliver a truly distinctive sound that’s reflective of our dynamic region.”
WEXT Radio will continue to be available on 97.7 in addition to 106.1. Listeners can also listen to WEXT on Apple and Android mobile apps and stream online at wextradio.org.
EXIT 97.7/106.1WEXT is the Capital District’s listener-supported roots and rock station from WMHT Public Media. WEXT’s goal is to provide a unique listening experience with music that knows no boundary of genre. The focus is on emerging artists, classic songs that regular radio has forgotten, and especially music from the region, the Local 518 (838). You can hear WEXT Radio on 97.7 and 106.1 FM, our mobile apps for Apple and Android, and streaming online at wextradio.org.
WMHT is the only locally owned, nonprofit, multichannel public communications organization that reaches beyond the traditional broadcasting model to act as a leader by convening arts, culture, learning and civic interests. WMHT focuses on Community, Culture and Connections by providing entertainment, enrichment and engagement through television, radio, digital media, and educational services. Services include WMHT-DT (17.1), WMHT-Create (17.2), WMHT-World (17.3), WMHT PBS Kids (17.4), WMHT-FM 89.1 & WRHV-FM 88.7 (classical public radio); and EXIT 97.7 WEXT (AAA public radio). WMHT also operates RISE, a radio reading service for the visually and print disabled.