MVY turns 40!
In May 1983, WMVY signed on the air with live DJs and an eclectic music format. And for 40 years we’ve maintained that independent, community-focused, real-people experience.
We’ve had such fun during our 40th Anniversary, with special programming and events to connect with our past and celebrate our present and future.
On Nightcasts, Laurel Redington will had interviews with past MVYRADIO folks, including Bob Forrester who, along with his wife Linda, brought WMVY to the airwaves in 1981 as an automated station, before launching the live DJ format in May 1983. Hear her conversations with Barbara Dacey, Jeff Damon and Pete "Fly By Night" Sawyer.
40th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
We had a fantastic time at our BIG fundraising concert at the Old Whaling Church this summer with Nickel Creek.
MVYRADIO: FROM THE ARCHIVES
Each Saturday at noon, we aired 30 minutes of audio from our vast archives. bits of old programming, past DJs, commercials that you’ll recall, archival sporting events, and many, many fun memories. Those shows are available to listen on demand.
40 YEARS IN 40 SONGS
At 12:30 on Saturdays, Amy Vanneman will play 40 songs in chronological order, starting with a song released in 1983, followed by a song from 1984, 1985, going through 2023. Show airs through October 28th.
THE MVYRADIO 40TH ANNIVERSARY COVER SONGS PROJECT
We reached out to some of our close musical friends and asked them if they’d cover a song or artist that’s essential to the sound of MVYRADIO. The generous spirit of the artists we interact with is on full display with this series of performances. Check out over 40 performances!
"Great independent station. I've been listening for several years now. I enjoy your music selection, and have added several new artists to my music library. Also like hearing your local news, weather, and steam ship reports. Feel like I'm on vacation.”
Jeff in Wisconsin