Monday, February 9, 2009

My Town Monday: WHMI

Believe it or not, little Livingston County has it's own radio station. WHMI, FM 93.5 is located between Howell and Brighton with it's little radio tower. They play hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Funny thing is, when it was still the 90s, they used to play the hits from the 70s, 80s and "today." They just never moved their line up to include more recent hits.

WHMI's one of the best places to get school closing information for local schools. (Like the one I happen to work for. ;-) WHMI also has a website where they post local news stories, closing weather information, as well as information for the contests they run.

I admit that I don't listen to WHMI much anymore. (Pronounced whimmy by local yokels) Somewhere along the way, my taste in music shifted to things less adult poppy and more alternative rock. But I do go to the website to check for school closings and local news stories. While WHMI doesn't have as many news stories as the local paper, they do have one thing the online version of the local paper doesn't have-- a complete lack of uninformed idiots commenting on the news stories.

Sometimes it seems odd that my little county has it's own radio station. Being where we're at between Lansing and Detroit, we get pretty good radio signals from both those cities. We can also pick up stations from Ann Arbor, and sometimes from Flint as well. Yet, we have our own little radio station, with local news and local ads. Kind of keeps that small town feeling alive.

Travis Erwin is our My Town Monday Man. Visit him for more places.


Sepiru Chris said...

Doesn't look like a tiny radio station if that is what the picture is of!

Reb said...

I don`t know why, but that aerial photo looks really cool. Maybe just the fresh black of the pavement. Local radio stations can be funny to listen to.

Clare2e said...

I love small town radio. It used to be the assumed thing, but now, with so many corporate-owned stations and pre-programmed playlists, it's revolutionary again to have live people playing music on-site. Vive La Smallband radio.

Travis Erwin said...

I listen to nothing but satellite radio anymore, but I think it's great y'all have your pown station.

Finished your latest Bo story by they way. Really enjoyed it. Felt like I was right there with her flinging auto parts. Great job.

debra said...

I think that stuff like that--your own radio station---are part of what make small towns special.

Barbara Martin said...

It's nice they play the music they prefer.