Statesville’s country radio station is moving to a new home. It’s just about 250 feet away from its old home in downtown.
WAME moved out of its home at 113 N. Center St. on Dec. 31, station owner Billy “Buck” Blevins said. The new home is at 101 S. Center Street — and it’s about halfway done.
Blevins said the new space will provide more rooms for when the station welcomes live musicians, complete with a stage, lighting and professional quality audio gear. The performance area is about done; Blevins said they’ve been in the new studio a little more than two weeks and are waiting on radio equipment like mics and transmitters to arrive.
The music hasn’t stopped though. WAME is still broadcasting out of what Blevins calls the “mothership” office off Signal Hill Drive.
He explained what’s heard on the radio is transmitted from the studio spaces downtown to the broadcast point on Signal Hill Drive.
“The fun happens in the studio,” he said. “The technology happens over on Signal Hill.”
Blevins also estimated it will be mid-March when WAME is heard downtown again.
WAME can be heard at 92.9 FM, 550 AM or by going to wameradio.com.