WXGR-LP Destroyed by Fire

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Fire in wood stove takes NH microcaster off the air

The studio and transmitter of community broadcaster WXGR-LP Dover NH (http://www.recnet.com/cgi-bin/lpfm/fmq.cgi?input_type=facid&facid=126947) was destroyed by a fire.

WXGR-LP, operated by an organization called "Gritty" (as in "nitty-gritty") was only on the air for about a month playing music as well as international programming from World Radio Network.

The fire was caused by a wood stove in the building that was provided at no charge to Gritty. The loss was uninsured. Gritty is funded to recover the costs of the equipment lost but the loss of the donated building is estimated at $80,000. The organization is trying to raise funds to recoup the loss.

Photos of the fire can be found at http://www.wxgr.org