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The HD Radio
HD Radio
HD Radio, which originally stood for "Hybrid Digital", is the trademark for iBiquity's in-band on-channel digital radio technology used by AM and FM radio stations to transmit audio and data via a digital signal in conjunction with their analog signals...

 digital subchannel
Digital subchannel
In broadcasting, digital subchannels are a means to transmit more than one independent program at the same time from the same digital radio or digital television station on the same radio frequency channel. This is done by using data compression techniques to reduce the size of each individual...

 of radio station WXMT is currently used as an experimental station airing spoken-word programming
Talk radio
Talk radio is a radio format containing discussion about topical issues. Most shows are regularly hosted by a single individual, and often feature interviews with a number of different guests. Talk radio typically includes an element of listener participation, usually by broadcasting live...

. The station, based in Smethport, Pennsylvania
Smethport, Pennsylvania
Smethport is a borough in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States. The current mayor is Ross Porter. The population was 1,684 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of McKean County.-History:The U.S...

, is owned by Jeff Androlunis's Colonial Radio Group
Colonial Radio Group
Colonial Radio Group, Inc. is the owner of several radio stations in the United States. It is controlled by the Androlunis family and currently is based in Olean, New York, with all of its current stations based in the western Twin Tiers region of New York and Pennsylvania.-New York:* Portville -...

, making it a sister station
Sister station
In broadcasting, sister stations or sister channels are radio and/or television stations operated by the same ownership....

 to WXMT, WBYB
WBYB
WBYB is a talk radio formatted commercial radio station, licensed to Kane, Pennsylvania. WVTT operates at an effective radiated power of 840 watts...

 and WVTT. Due in part to a relative lack of HD Radios in the Twin Tiers region, the station uses a digital-to-analog broadcast translator to broadcast to the more widely available analog radios.

Kane Community Radio


Colonial Radio Group first began its spoken word programming with an Internet-only channel entitled "Kane Community Radio," or kaneradio.net. The station was programmed as an all-news radio
All-news radio
All-news radio is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of news.All-news radio is available in both local and syndicated forms, and is carried in some form on both major US satellite radio networks...

 station. The station ran an assortment of national news from ABC News Radio
ABC News Radio
ABC News Radio is the radio service of ABC News, a division of the ABC Television Network. Formerly known as ABC Radio News, ABC News Radio feeds, through Cumulus Media Networks, newscasts on the hour to its more than 2,000 affiliates...

, Fox News Radio
Fox News Radio
Fox News Radio is an American radio network programmed by Fox News Channel.- History :In 2003, Fox News began syndicating one minute radio updates to radio stations via syndication service Westwood One. On June 1, 2005, Fox News Radio employed 60 people and provided five minute newscasts at the top...

, local news, business reports, and sports on a tape loop. On nights and weekends, KaneRadio.net ran a relay of ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio is an American sports radio network. It was launched on January 1, 1992 under the original banner of "SportsRadio ESPN." ESPN Radio is located at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut...

. A full launch was expected in December 2007, with programming from BBC World Service
BBC World Service
The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting in 27 languages to many parts of the world via analogue and digital shortwave, internet streaming and podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays...

 and late-night and entertainment features from Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One was an American radio network and was based in New York City. At one time, it was managed by CBS Radio, the radio arm of CBS Corporation, and Viacom and was later purchased by the private equity firm The Gores Group...

 later added to the schedule. The kaneradio.net domain expired in November 2008 and as such that station ceased to exist.

FM Talk Radio 95.3


In early 2009, Androlunis announced his intentions to create a new politically oriented syndicated talk station. The station, unlike its predecessor, would air terrestrially through HD Radio as well as through translator W237CS, located in Smethport; Colonial purchased the translator from the Family Life Network
Family Life Network
*WCIG - Dallas - 107.7 FM*WCIH - Elmira - 90.3 FM*WCII - Spencer - 88.5 FM*WCIK - Bath - 103.1 FM*WCIM - Shenandoah - 91.5 FM*WCIN - Tunkhannock - 91.3 FM*WCIT - Trout Run - 90.1 FM*WCIY - Canandaigua - 88.9 FM*WCOF - Arcade - 89.5 FM...

 in 2008.

Programming that had been listed on W237CS included Mancow's Morning Madhouse
Mancow's Morning Madhouse
Mancow’s Morning Madhouse is an American radio show hosted by Erich “Mancow” Muller. The show is broadcast to a number of markets of mainly FM radio stations throughout the United States....

, The Laura Ingraham Show
The Laura Ingraham Show
The Laura Ingraham Show is a three-hour American radio show hosted by conservative commentator Laura Ingraham on Talk Radio Network. , the show is broadcast live on Channel 2, from 9 a.m...

, Glenn Beck Program
Glenn Beck Program
The Glenn Beck Program is an American talk radio show hosted by commentator Glenn Beck on Premiere Radio Networks. Since its inception as a nationally syndicated show in 2002, the program has become one of the highest rated radio programs...

, The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show (radio program)
The Dave Ramsey Show is a three-hour, self-syndicated radio program and podcast that airs Monday through Friday from 2-5 EST. It is primarily broadcast from Brentwood, Tennessee, though often during the summer it is broadcast via remote from Ramsey's lake house...

, and The Savage Nation
The Savage Nation
The Savage Nation is an American radio show hosted by conservative commentator Michael Savage on Talk Radio Network. His show is heard by 8-10 million listeners a week and syndicated across the U.S. in over 300 markets, making it the 3rd most listened to radio show in the country...

. The station listed no programming in the 5-7 p.m. drive time
Drive time
Drive time is the daypart analog to prime time for radio broadcasting. It consists of the morning hours when listeners wake up, get ready, and/or head to work or school, and the afternoon hours when they are heading home and before their evening meal. These are the periods where the number of...

 slot (though it was believed to be set aside for Jed Donahue's regionally syndicated "Pennsylvania SportsTalk"), nor any programming after 10 p.m. Early drafts of the potential schedule had Michael Smerconish
Michael Smerconish
Michael A. Smerconish is an American radio and television personality, newspaper columnist, author and MSNBC Political Analyst. His talk radio show is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at The Big Talker 1210 AM WPHT. He began his full time radio career in 2002...

 and The Schnitt Show in the afternoon instead of Ingraham and Ramsey, and Sporting News Radio
Sporting News Radio
Yahoo! Sports Radio, formerly Sporting News Radio is a United States sports radio network that broadcasts sports news, talk, scores, and highlights 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On August 1, 2011, it was announced the network would change its name to Yahoo! Sports Radio, effective...

 in all open slots. The station listings for most of these shows did not include W237CS and it is unclear if this station ever made it to air as a standalone station. As of 2010, the station Web site domain has expired.

93.9 The Sports Animal


When sister station WLMI flipped formats from its longtime country music
Country music
Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...

 format to the AAA
Adult album alternative
Adult album alternative is a radio format. A spinoff from the album-oriented rock format, its roots trace to the 1960s and 1970s from the earlier freeform and progressive formats....

 format WUMT (now WVTT), Colonial pulled "FM Talk Radio 95.3" from its Web site, and in its place was an icon for "93.9 The Sports Animal." While continuing on WXMT-HD2, the new sports radio
Sports radio
Sports radio is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. A popular format with an almost exclusively male demographic in most areas, sports radio is characterized by an often-boisterous on-air style and extensive debate and analysis by both hosts and...

 station, which is affiliated with Fox Sports Radio
Fox Sports Radio
Fox Sports Radio, abbreviated FSR, is an international radio network consisting of sports talk programming. The network is a service of Premiere Networks...

, now simulcasts on W230BO in Olean, New York
Olean, New York
Olean is a city in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. Olean is the largest city in Cattaraugus County, and serves as the financial, business, transportation and entertainment center of the county. It is one of the principal cities of the Southern Tier region of New York.The city is...

. The station does not have a Web site. As of February 2011, Fox Sports programming is also heard on WVTT during the overnight hours.

W237CS currently carries the Bob FM
Bob FM
Bob FM is the on-air brand of a number of FM radio stations in Canada and the United States. The Bob FM format features a mix of classic 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s hits with some current hot adult contemporary singles....

 country music
Country music
Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...

programming originally carried on WBYB.

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