ARTICLE OF THE DAY
 
Pirate Radio Adds New Station!
Double the Power,
Double the Coverage

by Troy Dreyfus
4/18/05

It is with great pride that Pirate Media Group, LLC officially announces the purchase of 930 WDLX-AM based in Washington, NC.  We will take over the day-to-day operations and ownership once the FCC grants final approval, in July or August.

This marks our second station purchased in less than 2 years for our company.  With the addition of WDLX, we will double our listening coverage area.  What does this mean?  It means that for Pirate fans in Washington, Bath, Williamston, New Bern, and points east of Greenville, you will now be a part of the Pirate Radio “family”.

What are our plans for the new station?  First, we are going to give it a level of attention it has not seen in over a decade.  We will fix the technical side so the station is running to the best of its ability.  Currently it is not at full power.  We will bring new life and a new identity to a great signal covering a large part of Eastern North Carolina.

We will keep the programs people want to hear.  Rush will sound better than ever once some work is done with the transmitter.  We have retained the rights to his show, which can be heard weekdays from noon until 3pm.  We also plan to add a tremendous amount of local programming.  So if you’re an ECU fan, this is good news for you.  Expect to hear all of the same great local programming currently on 1250 on 930 soon!

This move is a major commitment for Jonathan Ellerbe and myself.  With the addition of 930, we will have invested well over one million dollars in these two stations.  This we believe is the largest investment ever made east of I-95 on the AM band.  As we grow our company, we will always take ECU with us.  We are Pirates first, and we will continue to provide you with the finest radio programming for the Pirate Nation.

In closing, let me personally thank each one of you.  Without our listeners and sponsors, none of this would be possible.  Thanks for that time you spend with us each day.  It means more to us than you will ever know.  With your continued support, we will be able to have more announcements like this in the future.

Troy Dreyfus
troy@pirateradio1250.com