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One-tenth of a watt: Micro transmitter brings WIOX to Phoenicia

February 20, 2012 05:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, when Phoenicia was without power for six days, Michael Koegel, proprietor of Mama’s Boy Cafe and Market, drove west on Route 28 to check on friends in Margaretville. He discovered that his car radio was receiving WIOX 91.3 FM, Roxbury’s community radio station, which was broadcasting news about the flood and the recovery process.

“I was listening to them say Governor Cuomo was in Margaretville at that moment, when we were right on the other side of the Margaretville bridge,” recalls Koegel. “It was frustrating to drive back to Phoenicia, where there was a complete blackout.”

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