Two or three months ago, I asked Xpress to look into what was happening at MAIN.
I am grateful to see [the] Nov. 4 item about WPVM–FM [“Lost in Transmission: Amid Heated Controversy, WPVM Charts New Course”].
I have been a longtime subscriber to MAIN/indylink.org, and when I needed to contact tech help or reception, I became concerned about the lack of personnel or funding.
MAIN’s original purpose was to provide inexpensive Internet access to our rural communities.
It seems to me that the radio station, WPVM-FM, has become a distraction and a drain on the original purpose of MAIN. Certainly, founder Wally Bowen’s illness has contributed to this group’s drift from its original purpose.
I can’t really offer any solution, as I am on the outside of this business. I can only hope that those who are leading MAIN today remember the purpose it was founded for.
— Bob Carr
Editor’s note: As reported in our Nov. 4 article, “Lost in Transmission: Amid Heated Controversy, WPVM Charts a New Course,” the low-power FM license for WPVM, 103.7 FM, was transferred from MAIN to Friends of WPVM on May 8. As the license holder, Friends of WPVM is now solely responsible for the management and finances of the station.
We apologize for any confusion that may have resulted from our publication of this letter without clarification. The letter does raise other points that may be of interest to readers.