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WSHC radio station simulcasting NPR, WV Public Broadcasting programs

ISSUED: 1 September 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Listeners of Shepherd University’s radio station, 89.7 FM WSHC, can hear additional programming, including NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Mountain Stage,” thanks to an agreement between Shepherd and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB).

WSHC, which serves Jefferson and Berkeley counties, is an alternative music station produced by-and-for students on weekdays and offers an eclectic lineup on weekends produced by members of the local community. General manager Mike McGough said adding “Morning Edition” to the WSHC program schedule benefits the Shepherd community.

“‘Morning Edition’ has grown into the nation’s leading radio news program,” McGough said. “Having the show on our campus radio station helps set a standard of excellence for the Shepherd students who comprise WSHC’s staff.”

Scott Finn, CEO and executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, said the ability to simulcast some programming on WSHC helps solve the problem WVPB has reaching Eastern Panhandle listeners through the state’s mountainous terrain.

“For many years, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Shepherd University have partnered to bring Eastern Panhandle news to the rest of the state, and vice versa, through a bureau hosted by Shepherd that is now run by alumna Liz McCormick,” Finn said. “Now, with WSHC 89.7’s agreement to simulcast ‘Morning Edition’ and ‘West Virginia Morning,’ more people will be able to hear Liz’s excellent reporting on the Eastern Panhandle, as well as many other excellent shows.”

The simulcast schedule, which includes a mix of programs produced nationally and locally, will run Monday through Friday from 6-9 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 6-10 a.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight. Shows that will be broadcast are:




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