WVMR hit the airwaves on July 9th, 1981 as a lone AM community station in the National Radio Quiet Zone. 40 years later, Allegheny Mountain Radio has grown into a network that spans Pocahontas (WV), Highland, and Bath (VA) counties – straddling the West Virginia-Virginia Border and continues to provide hyper-local news and music programming to the Allegheny Highlands.
Unique By Nature is a limited podcast series which explores the establishment and development of Allegheny Mountain Radio. While our goal is to celebrate the history of our station, we are also hoping to ask (and maybe answer) some big questions about the nature of community media.
Unique By Nature is produced by Allegheny Mountain Radio