Radio station talks about local happenings

3 Troy High grads run the operation.

Scott Hornberger thinks it’s appropriate that his community radio station’s studio has a bird’s eye view of the Troy Public Square.

The home of Troy Community Radio, an Internet radio operation, and the new 107.1 WTJN low power FM station, on the Square’s southwest corner brings together a team Hornberger promises will keep its focus on the home front.

The operation is run by Hornberger, owner/operator; longtime friend and fellow radio veteran Clint Myers; and another friend, Lori Younce. All three are Troy High School graduates.

“We can look out the windows and talk while we watch what is going on,” Hornberger said.

The amount of activity in the local community was one of the reasons for pursuing the station.

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“We always felt there was a void in this community that needed filled in regard to a local radio station that talks about community events, community issues, high school sports,” Hornberger said of discussions with Myers.

First came Troy Community Radio at Tcrtroycommunityradio.com.

Hornberger started the internet streaming operation from his downtown Troy apartment in September 2012, moving it to the Public Square location in late August.

In February, the low power FM radio station license was granted by the FCC.

The FM station can be picked up primarily in the Troy school district, while internet radio can be accessed from around the world.

The programming includes a 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. morning show featuring Myers and Younce. An at-work music network is on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. providing music for people to listen to as they work.

There’s music in the evenings including a Wednesday night ’80s program with Hornberger, among other music offerings. Saturday mornings include community updates and reports such as information from Troy Main Street, City Hall and the county parks among others.

Younce was hired for sales but quickly became involved in broadcasts from events and the morning show. “There is so much going on in Troy, why not give it a voice?” she said of the station.

Starting this week the station will offer high school baseball from Troy High School and Troy Christian School. The station also will broadcast football and basketball.

Dave Fisher will serve as announcer. David Driver, a high school student, will be the color analyst for baseball.

The station also will broadcast from events such as the Strawberry Festival and the Festival of Nations.

Hornberger said the best way to get more information about the station is to tune in and listen, either online or at 107.1 FM.

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