AUGUSTA — WMDR-FM should be repaired and back to full broadcast strength by the July 4th holiday, according to a news release from the Worship Radio Network Board of Directors.

The board of directors, staff, listeners and friends have been hard at work raising funds to accomplish the feat of replacing the broadcast tower that collapsed during an ice storm in December 2014.

“The process of rebuilding and revitalizing a facility atop a 1,748-foot mountain peak has been challenging, but it has also been exhilarating in seeing the project come to fruition,” said Bill Thrasher, the network’s general manager, according to the release.

The network’s technical team is in the process of finishing up the project of installing a new Shively 10-Bay FM Broadcast Antenna. A new Nautel FM Broadcast Transmitter will be installed when it arrives.

WMDR-FM is the flagship station for the God’s Country, playing today’s best Christian Country and Southern Gospel music. WMDR-FM also is the sister station to WWWA — the flagship for Worship FM, a contemporary Christian station, and WMDR-AM — the flagship for The Light, a blend of worship music. All three formats can be heard online at”

For more information, or to donate to the Worship Radio Network WMDR-FM Revitalization Project, call the station at 622-1340 during business hours, or write to 160 Riverside Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. Donations can also be made on the website.

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