Home to ‘Girard at Large’ expanding broadcast studio, offices, on Mast Road

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Jeff Brockstead and Bill Oxley work on the new eight-person interview table as part of the major expansion for WLMW and the Girard at Large show.

Local radio station, WLMW 90.7 FM New Hampshire Family Radio, is upgrading its studios above Jacques Flowers on Mast Road by quadrupling workspace and adding new state-of-the-art broadcasting and networking equipment. The expansion will create a new broadcast studio, control room, conference room, and sales and management offices.

It will also significantly enhance the station’s production capabilities, allowing programs like Girard at Large to more comprehensively cover the important “news from our own backyard” in Greater Manchester.

The station’s Amherst studio, located within the Amherst Christian Church, will continue to serve as a production hub and become WLMW’s secondary broadcast location.

WLMW 90.7 FM broadcasts several locally produced shows including:

  • Girard At Large, Monday, Friday from 6 – 9 a.m. with host Rich Girard
  • The Overcoming Word, Sundays at 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. with host Pastor Ron Tannariello
  • The Revolution Show, Friday and Saturday nights from 7-10 p.m.

Additional WLMW programming is provided by American Family Radio.

Rich Girard, host of Girard at Large radio program.
Rich Girard, host of Girard at Large radio program.

The Girard at Large show, hosted by former Manchester Alderman Rich Girard, is undergoing the most significant changes. Upon completion of the studio expansion, the show will be fully produced and, for the first time, also broadcast from the Pinardville studios. Previously, the program was streamed from the Pinardville studio and broadcast from the Amherst church.

“The Girard-at-Large show is growing its audience and reach,” said Rich Girard, “and we needed to grow our studios and broadcasting capabilities to match. Quadrupling our studio and production space will allow us to cover more community news and politics in Greater Manchester. We are investing in equipment and facilities that will bring WLMW and the Girard at Large show to a higher level in broadcasting.”

WLMW’s updated studios will feature a custom designed eight-person interview table as well as new video live-streaming capabilities. Some of the state-of-the-art broadcasting equipment being installed includes “Sennheiser” microphones; an “Allen & Heath” broadcast mixer; an “Alto Professional” audio compressor and a computer system that will network all studios and office space.

About WLMW 90.7 FM
WLMW 90.7 FM New Hampshire Family Radio is a non-commercial independent radio station with studios based in Amherst and Manchester, N.H. and broadcasting to audiences in the Greater Manchester area. Local programming includes Girard At Large, Monday – Friday from 6 AM – 9 AM; The Overcoming Word, Sundays at 5AM & 9 AM – with Pastor Ron Tannariello; and The Revolution Show Friday and Saturday nights from 7-10 PM. Other station programming is simulcast from American Family Radio via satellite.


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