You won’t find WKMZ on any radio dial yet but you will soon! Gateway Media, Inc., a non-profit Virginia corporation is the holder of a construction permit (CP) from the FCC to build a 100 Watt FM radio station licensed to Ruckersville, VA. Our signal should cover from the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains above Stanardsville (the county seat) to Barboursville in adjacent Orange County and from near Madison, VA. to the north to approximately Hollymead Town Center in Albemarle County to the south. WKMZ will operate at 96.5 MHz. Some, but not all, programming will be simulcast with a like station operating in Charlottesville to the south.
We are a non-profit, non-commercial radio station. We will soon have IRS 501C3 status allowing donations to be tax deductible. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE DO NOT HAVE THAT STATUS YET! We will post our IRS 501C3 status here to let you know that we have it.
We plan to have primarily a Classic Country format playing such artists as George Jones, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, and many more! We will also play a bit of new and newer traditional county plus bluegrass and some bluegrass gospel music. There will also be specialty shows such as an early rock n’ roll show. We also hope to have Greene Dragons football and basketball games and a weekly news show.
We will need both monetary support from the public and from commercial underwriters. Volunteers are needed as well. Whether you are a seasoned radio person or you want to learn, we are interested! More than most any other, this is your radio station!