History Radio AM 1700 Targets Visitors To Local Area

From left: Marie Verger with BDA, Gene Sturlin with Oldies 105.9, and Rachel McCaughey with the JCTA.
From left: Marie Verger with BDA, Gene Sturlin with Oldies 105.9, and Rachel McCaughey with the JCTA.

The Buffalo Downtown Association, the Johnson County Tourism Association, and Oldies 105.9 have partnered to bring a new tool to Buffalo to help get information on local history and events to travelers and visitors to the area.

The tool is “History Radio AM 1700,” a new, low-power AM radio transmitter broadcasting to about a half-mile (give or take) radius of downtown Buffalo.

Gene Sturlin, with Oldies 105.9, tells us more about History Radio.

There is currently one each on the Hole-In-The-Wall, the Johnson County Cattle War, the Occidental Hotel and the Fetterman Massacre. Sturlin said more of them will be recorded and added to the inventory, which will rotate and be broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Brochures about History Radio AM 1700 will be distributed around town and in local motels and hotels to alert visitors of the history and events happening in Buffalo and Johnson County, and will cover events all year long, not just during tourist season.

Sturlin said cooperation between the entities and others made the venture possible.

History Radio can be heard in Buffalo at 1700 AM on the radio dial.

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