On Saturday July 15th, WHCP-F will become WHCP-FM 91.7 expanding into Talbot, all of Dorchester and parts of Wicomico, Caroline and Calvert counties. With the addition of 5 million drivers every year, the new National Public Radio (NPR) member station will broadcast LIVE on July 15, 2023 with an official “two-city” launch party at the WHCP Studios on 516 Race Street in Cambridge and Rise Up Coffee Roasters pavilion located on 618 Dover Road in Easton. The event is free, from 11 am to 5 pm at both locations. The live concerts will showcase a dozen regional musicians with the full lineup posted at whcp.org.
“We are excited about partnering with local organizations, and being obsessively locally focused to super-serve the Mid-Shore. Daily in-depth public affairs and news breaks will keep the community informed and engaged, helping all of us make the place we choose to call home A Great Place to Be!” says Mike Starling, founder of both the low power station and the new NPR Member Station.
In addition to the noontime weekday Mid-Shore MidDay local public affairs program, WHCP-FM offers an eclectic mix of music including Lady Spins the Blues with Dr. Donna Flaggs, Indie City and Jazzmatazz with Drew Sheckler, Woman Wattage with local musician Anne Watts, Celtic Crossroads with Cheryl Campbell, DJ Kirk Kut offers neo soul and R&B, Chuck Diesel’s Electric Odyssey with Jason Biringer and Raising the Dead (Grateful Dead all night) presented by the Wharf Rat. NPR programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered will anchor mornings and afternoons, localized with the latest Mid-Shore news and information by legendary radio veteran Shane Walker and former intern Ben Bruener.
“As a long time listener, I’ve enjoyed WHCP’s programming and during Covid especially valued the live broadcasts of local public officials taking questions from the community. I look forward to the bigger signal so I won’t lose them while traveling up and down the Shore. Adding NPR and keeping all of the great local hosts will likely keep me glued to 91.7 FM,” said Woolford resident Judy Slaughter.
For more information, please visit www.whcp.org