This network of stations is unique as it is the only radio stations that are broadcast from and can be heard in these counties. This is because the area is within the United States National Radio Quiet Zone, which surrounds the Green Bank Radio Telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia.
All stations in the network are owned and operated by Pocahontas Communications Cooperative Corporation.
Radio operations began from a small building half-buried in a mountainside, in June of 1981. WVMR-AM 1370 is the only radio station operating within the inner core of the Radio Quiet Zone. WVMR is also the only AM station in the network.
In the span of 3 years, AMR's other stations would come online. In May of 1995, Monterey based WVLS-FM launched, followed by WCHG-FM from Hot Springs in June of 1995 and translator W278AL from Durbin in July of 1998.
During a "filing window" for applications for non-commercial educational FM stations in 2007 and 2008, owner P.C.C.C. applied for construction permits for stations in Marlinton, Hillsboro and Franklin, all in West Virginia. As of August 11, 2008, these stations are not yet on the air.
|Call Sign||City of License||Frequency||Wattage||Coverage Area||Founded||Additional Information|
|WVMR||Frost, West Virginia||1370 kHz||5,000 watts day only||Pocahontas County||June 1981||FCC Radio Locator|
|WVLS||Monterey, Virginia||89.7 MHz||360 watts||Highland County||May 1995||FCC Radio Locator|
|WCHG||Hot Springs, Virginia||107.1 MHz||160 watts||Bath County||June 1995||FCC Radio Locator|
|W278AL||Durbin, West Virginia||103.5 MHz||500 watts||Durbin/Bartow||July 1998||FCC Radio Locator|
|WVMR-FM||Hillsboro, West Virginia||91.9 MHz||700 watts||Hillsboro||New/Off Air||FCC Radio Locator|
|WVPC||Franklin, West Virginia||91.1 MHz||500 watts||Pendleton County||New/Off Air||FCC Radio Locator|
|NEW||Marlinton, West Virginia||88.7 MHz||1,000 watts||Marlinton/Huntersville||New/Off Air||FCC Radio Locator|
Music heard on AMR varies from Country to Rock and from Pop to Adult Standards. County-specific news is updated throughout the day from a team of AMR reporters. During high-school football season, local games are broadcast as well. AMR also airs informational programming like the local "Book Talk", which is broadcast from the McClintic Public Library in Marlinton.
The 2 to 3 hour shifts are hosted by volunteers who are on the air only on certain days, while some DJs broadcast Monday through Friday.