We've mentioned it before, but a new Cincinnati market non-commercial station is up and running.
It's WMWX/88.9 "ClassX" Miamitown OH, which hit the airwaves Saturday evening with what owner Bill Spry calls a "Triple A meets classic album rock" format.
The station's music mix includes "more than the songs that hit the top 5 on Billboard," Spry tells OMW. "We will be playing many many album cuts and songs that left Cincinnati radio 20 years ago. It is an extremely fresh sound and not much repetition. We also will take requests and play what people request. We have a goal of a minimum 12,000 song library which is currently up to 4,000."
The station's signal is strongest in the western parts of the Cincinnati market, with a transmitter site just on the Indiana side of the Ohio/Indiana line. The eclectic music format will also be heard in Northern Kentucky, on LPFM outlet WRHX-LP/107.9 Richwood KY.
If you're down in the Queen City and can't hear 88.9 right now, the station's website notes it'll be down until "later this afternoon" for unspecified technical reasons. The website does, though, stream the programming that's still being heard on the Kentucky outlet...