By Joseph S. Pete
Original article here.
You can now listen to the “Voice on the Region” on FM and AM radio.
Hammond-based WJOB started broadcasting on 104.7 FM in addition to 1230 AM as part of the Federal Communications Commission’s AM revitalization plan, which involves giving AM broadcasters FM repeater stations.
“Local AM radio provided a platform to exchange ideas and hold local leaders accountable,” said local attorney Alexis Vazquez Dedelow, who bought the radio station out of bankruptcy court in 2004. “We broadcast high school games and emergency information. The FCC, by providing a path for AM stations to add an FM signal, is helping us to do our job better.”
The radio station also added a three-camera video studio in its new headquarters in Purdue University Northwest’s Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center on Indianapolis Boulevard. It’s been using Facebook Live to stream live video.