Concord’s WKXL adds third radio signal and expands to Queen City


CONCORD, NH – The city’s only AM radio station is expanding across the state, adding coverage to Manchester.

WKXL AM 1450, which has been on the air since the mid-1940s, installed a new signal in Goffstown at 101.9 FM, allowing the station to reach beyond Concord and the Capital Region and in Manchester, Bedford, Merrimack and surrounding areas. communities. The FM 101.9 signal aired earlier this month and is the station’s second FM signal. The programming is also broadcast on 103.9 FM.

Owner Gordon Humphrey, a former US Senator, said the station has served Concord and surrounding towns for 75 years and is still locally owned and operated. He also always focuses on local news and events. The format has been called inspirational conversation without the sarcasm.

“At a time when most radio stations are owned by national conglomerates offering the same programming from coast to coast, WKXL continues to focus on serving listeners with local programming,” he said. declared. “And with the new broadcast signal in Manchester, the station adopted a new theme: thoughtful radio for attentive listeners. We avoid controversy and seek to deliver calm, thoughtful and uplifting programming. ”

Some of the lineup includes AJ Kierstead with Morning News, seasoned broadcaster Ken Cail, opera singer Jane Cormier, as well as former US Rep. Paul Hodes and Congressman Matt Robison, ranging from “Au- beyond politics “in the afternoon.

Visit NHTalkRadio.com for more information.

InDepthNH is looking for NewsMatch donations

Now is the critical time for InDepthNH.org, a Patch news partner that provides extensive information on state government and politics.

The website, which is run by Nancy West and the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism, is one of a handful of nonprofits that rely not only on donations, but grants as well. Each year, the West site requests donations as part of the NewsMatch campaign which matches private donations.

NewsMatch is an effort by the Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund, INN and others to develop local nonprofit news. For 2021, according to West, a local donor has also agreed to provide an additional $ 25,000. NewsMatch recently increased its match total to $ 14,000, she noted.

Donations can be made online here or by sending a check to the NH Center for Public Interest Journalism, 38 Edgewater Drive, Barrington, NH 03825. The deadline for matching donations is December 31st.

Kincade is retiring … once again

Longtime Granite State reporter Phil Kincade, who has headed the New Hampshire Press Association for several years, is stepping down from the organization.

After working for New Hampshire newspapers for decades, Kincade retired. Later however, he agreed to be the executive director of the NHPA, helping to rebuild the organization.

Read a full profile on him and his work with the NHPA here.

Editor’s Note: I worked at WKXL between 2004 and 2007, occupying the positions of radio journalist, program director and station director.

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