VANCOUVER, B.C. (Wireless Flash) Is the world ready for an All-Whale, All The Time radio format?
Believe it or not, the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, Canada, is starting a 24-hour radio station called Orca-FM which will broadcast the live grunts, groans and clicks of killer whales off the coast of British Columbia.
The audio for Orca-FM will come from a microphone that is dangling in the water near Robson Bright, a popular spot for killer whales who like to rub their bodies on underwater pebbles in the area.
Although whales are the only official on-air talent, listeners to Orca-FM may occasionally hear loud whistles of passing cruise ships.
The low-power transmitter which will sign on next Wednesday (July 22) at 11 a.m. Pacific time only has a range of about 9 miles, but a spokesperson say there are plans to put the Orca-FM audio feed on the internet.
CONTACT: Deanna Bogart, ****; Vancouver, BC; (604) ***-****
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