OCRACOKE, N.C. -- A remote island on North Carolina's Outer Banks has found the money to finally put a local radio station on the air.
The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported that the first licensed radio station on Ocracoke Island will be on the air as soon as this summer with local news, fishing reports, school events and local musicians.
The isolated barrier island is accessible mainly by ferry routes from the mainland and neighboring Hatteras Island.
Donors recently raised $22,000 needed to match a $67,000 federal grant, allowing organizers to order transmission equipment.
The Outer Banks Community Foundation provided $10,000 to build a studio for the non-commercial station, which has been on the Internet for about a year.
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