The station is NOT THE ONLY LAKE COUNTY BASED RADIO STATION.
THERE IS THE EXCELLENT 1330 AM WELW: WWW.WELW.COM.
I briefly remembered the linked story from the November 2nd News-Herlad. The project did not seem to cost too much $$$$ to start-up:
City Council approved purchasing the $43,936 radio system in July and plans were to be on air within a month. However, it was postponed because of a delay in receiving some of the equipment needed to relocate where the system would be mounted. Another $1,300 was needed to cover the cost of the additional equipment.
The article goes on to state that $20, 000 is Federal Homeland Security $$$$ was used.
My first reaction was: "...radio...? isn't that dying?" I thought a bit longer. What happens in the event of emergency? No internet. No T.V.
Battery powered or solar powered radio.
Noy a bad idea Mentor.