Beaufort County has launched a 24/7 online radio station, according to a county news release.
County Channel Radio is live on the Internet and pays contemporary music from the 1960s, '70s and '80s. It will also provide public service announcements covering information and events in the county.
County Channel Radio is available for free from the county’s website homepage, www.bcgov.net, and the County Channel web page on the county’s website. Listeners do not need to subscribe to the station.
County Channel Radio can also be heard daily on the County Channel, during traffic camera broadcasts, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., unless public meetings are scheduled to air.
The County Channel is available on Comcast channel 2, Hargray channels 9 and 113, and Time Warner channel 63.
“We are excited about implementing another way to engage Beaufort County’s residents and visitors and bring them information, while providing easygoing and familiar songs that the whole family can enjoy,” county broadcast services manager Scott Grooms said in the release.
A sister radio station focusing on classical music will debut in the near future, the release said. There is no additional cost to taxpayers to implement the radio stations, since they will stream online.