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Recording A Station ID for MVY

You've probably hear those station IDs the air between songs, with someone saying "This is mvyradio!"  Would you like to do one?

All you need is a smartphone and an email.  Just follow the directions below.  We'll pick the best ones and put them into rotation on MVY!

Thanks for supporting mvyradio: Martha's Vineyard, YOUR town, and the World!


Most Smart Phones have a “Memo” feature.  These instructions are for a iPhone, but can be generally applied to your phone.

Practice what you are going to say, a few times.  Please use one (or more) of these samples:

“This is mvyradio, Martha’s Vineyard, (the name of your town), and the World.”

“You’re listening to mvyradio, now heard on 88.7 FM in (the name of your town)”


"This is mvyradio"

Open Voice Memos.  Hit the record button.

Speak loudly and clearly, near the microphone on your phone. After you’ve said your line, hit done.

Save your voice memo, by giving it a file name.

Highlight the file.  Look for the Forward button, which is a box with an up-pointing arrow.

Email the file to wmvyprod@mvyradio.com.  In the email, include your name.

By sending this file, you are giving us permission to use it on the air.  We may or may not use all recordings sent to us.  Thanks for doing it!

For 88.7FM listeners in Chilmark and Aquinnah


When the FCC gave mvyradio permission to boost the power on our 88.7FM signal, we knew it would improve reception for many up-Islanders.  But we also knew that this upgrade would not be enough to improve the signal in every up-Island location, due to certain geographic and engineering concerns.

We are exploring technical ways to boost the weak signal for listeners up-Island who are still not getting a clear signal from MVY on 88.7FM.

Step one is to identify exactly where the signal is working well and where it isn't.  Can you help us?

Could you respond to this email with some specific information?

Let us know where you are when you try to tune in.  Streets and addresses will help us pinpoint things.

Let us know if you are listening in a home, or in a moving vehicle (this makes a difference!).

Let us know if the signal is "strong," "weak" or "non-existent" (if you hear classical music only, you're hearing a station in Rhode Island, so note as "non-existent").

Share this email with your up-Island friends.  We'll use the information to create a map, which our engineers can use to suggest a plan to boost or relay our current signal.

Send your information to pj@mvyradio.com.

Thank you for your help and support!

mvyradio Porch Concerts series

Join us this summer for the mvyradio Porch Concerts at The Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown.  We'll be there with live acoustic music every Tuesday from 6 to 7:15pm.  Grab a drink at the bar, pull up a rocking chair and enjoy a beautiful view and some great music.

Here's the full line up:


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