In May of 2012, 97.7 ACK-FM was born as a brand new radio station right here on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Until then, Nantucket did not have a radio station to call its own. The local founders/owners of the radio station felt that the island needed a radio station focused solely only on Nantucket… that would provide information and entertainment to Island residents and visitors while also being a consistent year round companion to truly serve the community located 30 miles out to sea. Nantucket is a unique and special place..and it needed a unique and special radio station to call its own. Since then, we are proud and pleased that 97.7 ACK-FM has quickly become a key and unique part of life and lifestyle on Nantucket!
Musically, we play Adult Album Alternative music which, to non-radio professionals, means we play really cool new music with an emphasis on finding songs from new artists who might not be mainstream. We also add in some deeper cuts from some established artists. But we play the cuts you just don’t hear on the radio…songs from Coldplay, U2, Lyle Lovett, Dave Matthews, and Bonnie Raitt. ACK-FM doesn’t have consultants or focus groups…and that’s probably why we sound so good! We just think about how a song is going to sound while playing on the radio in your Jeep on the way out to Great Point.
But ACK-FM isn’t just about the music. It’s about what comes between the songs. We have a live and local morning show that features interviews with community groups, town leaders and business owners. We have local lifeguards coming into the studio each day to do beach reports. We have local weather reports, daily tides, surf reports and even fishing reports. We run locally produced specialty shows featuring island entertainment icons as the hosts. We play Nantucket made-music and even have local artists come into our studio to perform. Every Fall, we are the Proud home of Whalers Football play by play with Sandy Beach. We aren’t easily defined as a radio station…and that’s what makes us sound so good!
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Born on Nantucket:
May 21, 2012
Nantucket…and ONLY Nantucket!
19 Old South Road, Nantucket, MA 02584
Jeff Shapiro – Owner
Robert Shapiro – Owner
Laura Burnett – General Manager
Sean O’Mealy – VP, Operations/Programming
DC Collins – Operations Manager
Lori Richardson – Billing
Lauren Sleeth – Marketing Manager
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