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The past year has been a year of spontaneous growth and challenge. We celebrated our second year of broadcasting. We added more new volunteers and new people became involved with Community Radio 106.1 WYCO-LPFM.

You may see our website has a new webmaster, Kent Bishop, and is improving almost every day. Much appreciation goes to Scott Rainville for getting us to where we are today. Tom Gibson continues to teach new volunteers non-commercial educational radio law and audio production.
Bill Stockwell, Erec Smith, and Pastor Driskell, our hosts of public affairs and public interest programming, produced an estimated 234 broadcast hours of informative and engaging local talk programs. Our public affairs hosts have taken on some difficult public issues, including the drug epidemic before it was national news and naturalization as the path to citizenship.

To date we have given out almost 10,000 “Have You Heard” cards and had a presence at numerous community events. On September 23rd, we held our first station picnic, and this past year we hosted a multi-cultural block party. We manned a booth at the Olde York Street Fair, York’s 50-plus Expo, Veterans’ Job Expo, St. Patrick’s Day parade, and the Oktoberfest at Queensgate Shopping Center, where we held our first silent auction fundraiser. We were at the annual Turkey Trot again on Thanksgiving morning handing out bottled water and bagels to the runners.

 

 

We also hosted the YCAL Students’ Career Day on November 9th, where we and General Managers from Revolution 1350 AM sports talk, Forever Media, and Fox 43 TV educated some of York County’s brightest high school students with life-changing information about media as a career path.

Some statistics about the number of people and reach of WYCO-LPFM:

Our webpage averaged 2,250 views per month for an estimated annual total of 27,000. Daily, an estimated 175 people use our listen button.

Our Facebook page has 752 likes; 60% are women and 40% are men. Our SoundCloud archived public affairs programs had 1,214 plays this past year. Our Shoutcast streaming live broadcast averaged monthly listening of 348 hours by 1,664 people in 34 countries, 1,246 of them from the USA. Our free over-the-air broadcast signal covers an estimated 100,000 people but is not measured; however, from the performance of our digital presence, we can reasonably estimate a one percent weekly reach in the 40-plus age group.

Looking forward, the future of WYCO-LPFM faces difficult challenges, including additional regulations from the federal government, the lack of enough volunteer help to meet our growing needs, and ending the year with an operating loss.

From all the volunteers, we thank you for your support, prayers, and interest in Community Radio 106.1 WYCO-LPFM, York, PA.

 

Gordon Moul and Terri Hinckley at the 50+ Expo

YCAL Media As a Career Day

2017 Turkey Trot

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