Based at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, WYOB-LP is a non-commercial, not-for-profit radio station used to provide high school students with professional radio skills by experienced broadcasters.
With a reggae based music format, WYOB-LP, 105.5 FM is expected to become a full-time Career Technical Educational (CTE) course.
Like commercial stations WYOB-LP is on the air 365/24/7—and along with regularly scheduled classroom learning students participate in all aspects of the radio station; announcing, writing, producing and developing online social and outside station promotions used for fund raising. The station also accepts underwriting from businesses to support its activities.

Skip Finley, Founder of WYOB summered on Martha‚Äôs Vineyard with his family since 1955 and is a year round resident. Thanks to efforts of members of his board Finley received a grant from the Federal Communications Commission to construct a Low Power radio station (LPFM) licensed to Oak Bluffs, MA in October 2014. The organization’s name is M&M Community Development Inc., Oak Bluffs Branch.

Finley has been a nationally recognized radio broadcasting and media executive for many years, working in media (principally broadcasting) since May 1971. Finley has owned radio stations and had responsibility for 43 stations encompassing 17 US media markets, 3 radio networks, 2 nationally syndicated radio programs, 1 syndicated full time radio format and 1 satellite channel.

He is a former Vice-Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, a former Chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau, and served the boards of directors of most industry associations.

Retired, today he is a writer and works for his hometown newspaper, the Vineyard Gazette, where he writes the weekly Oak Bluffs Town column and as director of sales and marketing.

WYOB-LP was placed on air on October 10, 2015.

WYOB-FM is Operated at

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School

2016-2017 MVRHS Radio Club Managers
Malick Burke, President Radio Club/Social Media Director
Jesse Dawson, Production Director/Asst Music Director
Matt Delorenzo, Program Director
Ben Nadelstein, Marketing Director

Staff
Founder: Skip Finley, skip@wyob.org
Instructor/Administrator: William Narkiewicz, info@wyob.org
Instructor/Director of Development: Brian Jakusik, bjakusik@mvyps.org
Sponsor Sales: Amy Kurth, amy@wyob.org
Career Technical Education Director / Assistant Principal: Barbara-Jean Chauvin, bjchauvin@mvrhs.org
President Radio Club/Music Director: Malick Burke (Student, 11th Grade)

WYOB-FM Board of Directors

 

Skip Finley, Chairman, Oak Bluffs, MA*
Michael L. Carter, Vice Chairman, Kansas City, MO*
Glenn R. Mahone, General Counsel, Tisbury, MA and Pittsburgh, PA*
Karen W. Finley, Secretary/Treasurer, Oak Bluffs, MA*
Kharma I. Finley-Wallace, Director Digital Marketing, Oak Bluffs, MA and Washington, DC*
R Kristin F. Brown, Director Public Affairs, Oak Bluffs, MA*
Tony Gray, Director of Programming, Chicago, IL*
Drew Marcus, Chair Audit Committee, Chilmark, MA and Greenwich, CT*

Elizabeth Neuhoff, Director Industry Relations, Edgartown, MA and Jupiter, FL
Robert Tankard, Chair Scholarship Committee, Vineyard Haven, MA*
Timothy Brown, Scholarship Committee, Oak Bluffs, MA
Shelley Stewart, Audit & Scholarship Committee, Oak Bluffs, MA and Philadelphia, PA*
Christian Thornton, Scholarship Committee, Edgartown, MA*
Steve Goldstein, Industry Relations Comm., Westport, CT & West Tisbury, MA
Jimmy Parr, Parr Audio, Oak Bluffs, MA

* M & M Community Development, Inc. Board members