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There is a new radio station in town

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    Hopkins County Veterans Memorial now has its own FM radio station that is on the air around the clock at 107.9 with information about the memorial, what it means and tells of the eight-year process to make the memorial a reality. The radio station also reminds listeners of other and related attractions on Celebration Plaza.

    Clayton McGraw, committee chairman, said the intent of the radio station is to further honor Hopkins County veterans.
    “We are thrilled that this additional information is conveniently available to anyone who visits the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial,” McGraw said. “It is another step designed to further honor the many brave and patriotic men and women of Hopkins County, who have served to protect and defend this nation.”
    McGraw said Jim Thompson, a member of the committee, came up with the idea.
    “He presented it to the board, which approved and funded it,” McGraw said. “We can update the message whenever we have the need and, we hope the radio station broadcast will make future visits to the memorial even more special by providing valuable background information.”
    Thompson said that during the early testing phase of the radio station, it was broadcasting but no one knew it was on the air. He received a phone call from a truck driver parked at a local truck stop, who was scanning his radio dial for a radio station when he found the Veterans Memorial radio station and wanted to know more about it.
    “He said ‘I happen to have an uncle who is elderly and a veteran who lives here in Hopkins County. I wanted to contact somebody and find out if his name is on there already and, if it’s not, what I have to do to get it on there,’” Thompson said.
    The low-power FM broadcast station covers almost the entire city of Sulphur Springs.
    McGraw said that signs havve beebn added at the Veterans Memorial, calling attention to the broadcast and where to find it at 107.9 on an FM radio.
    Electric power and housing for the radio transmitter is being provided by Hopkins County.
    “Tune in to 107.9 on the FM radio dial the first chance you get,” McGraw said. “I think you’ll like what you hear.”wanted to contact somebody and find out if his name is on there already and, if it’s not, what I have to do to get it on there,’” Thompson said.
    The low-power FM broadcast station covers almost the entire city of Sulphur Springs.
    McGraw said that signs havve beebn added at the Veterans Memorial, calling attention to the broadcast and where to find it at 107.9 on an FM radio.
    Electric power and housing for the radio transmitter is being provided by Hopkins County.
    “Tune in to 107.9 on the FM radio dial the first chance you get,” McGraw said. “I think you’ll like what you hear.”

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