WKYW-LP, AKA “Mountain Streams Radio,” began broadcasting in January 2017 as a “low power FM” (LPFM) radio station, with studios and transmitter at Catamount Place on the campus of WVU Potomac State College with a Federal Communications Commission license held by the Mineral County Convention and Visitors Bureau | www.GoVisitMineralWV.com
The station’s primary mission is two-fold:
(1) To offer a broad mix of hand-made acoustic music called “Mountain Streams.” blending folk, traditional, old-time, bluegrass, blues, country, gospel, and other
related styles of American “roots” music with the work of contemporary instrumentalists, bands, singers, and songwriters—music that is not widely heard on mainstream media. The mix will emphasize music and musicians with connections to West Virginia and the Appalachian region.
(2) Businesses and other entities will be able to promote their goods and services while supporting the station through paid on-air underwriting announcements. Under a long-term agreement between the Mineral County Convention and Visitors Bureau and WVU Potomac State College, the college will provide studio and office space, a roof-top antenna location, electricity, and internet service at its Catamount Place residence hall.
(3) To serve as a source of information, service, and community involvement for the people of Mineral County. The station will provide up-to-date information about weather and emergency notifications; upcoming community events and activities and services.