Interestingly, though these stations are rooted in their community, some are also broadcasting online – allowing the signal to be sent anywhere people with an Internet connection want to listen. But they remain rooted in the community:
Sponsors that pay the bills and the salaries for the station’s three employees — Mr. Johnston, his wife, Marie, and a bookkeeper — are mostly local too: a ski resort, a chiropractor, a horseshoeing business operated by Mr. Johnston’s son.
“I wanted to create a music-driven station where music gets heard that would never be played on a commercial radio station,” he said.
The NY Times also offers an interactive slideshow with voiceover.