Truro Beach Clean-Up
Summer is coming and it’s time for Truro’s Spring Beach Clean-Up on Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Meet at Corn Hill Beach and the Town will provide the bags, gloves, and water. All you need to bring is yourself, friends and family, and your own refillable water bottle. All ages welcome.
An hour of your day helping clean our local beaches makes a difference in our fight to keep our planet and local community clean. After all your hard work, receive a coupon for a free slice of pizza provided by Savory & Sweet Escape of Truro.
Beach Clean-up is sponsored by Truro’s Conservation and Health Department, Recreation and Beach Department, and the Department of Public Works. For more information, contact the Truro Conservation Department at 508.349.7004 extension 132.
WOMR Awarded Grant to Complete Capital Campaign
A Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) grant of $95,000 awarded this week brings WOMR to its capital campaign goal of $300,000. Phase One of the campaign, the installation of a generator at the Provincetown transmitter site, and Phase Two, an upgraded studio-to-transmitter link, are nearly completed. The grant from the MCC will enable Lower Cape Communications, Inc. (the legal entity that owns WOMR and WFMR) to not only embark on but to complete Phase Three, the long-awaited studio equipment upgrade.
At present, 95% of WOMR’s programming is produced in-house by more than 100 local volunteers who have been struggling with outdated and aging equipment that has been increasingly subject to failure. The new equipment will be fully digital and Internet-based.
“I couldn’t be more pleased or more grateful,” says John Braden, WOMR’s executive director. “The support we’ve received, starting with a hundred-percent buy-in from our amazing board, and flowing out through volunteers, listeners, and organizations, has been remarkable. I’d like to especially thank the Mass. Cultural Council, of course, and also the Kelley Foundation, Cape Air, Seamen’s Bank, our generous supporters, and everyone who has worked in one way or another to make this dream a reality. It’s become clear through this campaign that community radio is important to—and supported by—the community.”
In 1976 a small band of visionaries created a community radio station in Provincetown, and WOMR (OuterMost Community Radio) went on the air in 1982. Over the years the station has expanded to reach a wider audience and currently broadcasts at 92.1 FM as well as 91.3 FM, reaching listeners throughout Cape Cod and the South Shore, and streaming worldwide at womr.org.
The campaign to modernize, upgrade, and replace the studio equipment was created in accordance with Goal #5 of the station’s 2017-2021 strategic plan, ensuring state-of-the-art technology and a broadcasting infrastructure.