Ohm Radio is moving a few blocks to a new studio, and today they’re closing out a crowdfunding campaign to help. Charleston’s nonprofit, listener-supported radio station has broadcast from the space formerly known as Workshop for about three years, but the food hall’s closure forced the 96.3 FM station to find a new place to plug in.
As of noon, Ohm Radio’s Gofundme was approaching its $10,000 goal. Ohm Radio will close the fundraiser Thursday, it said in an email.
Ohm Radio’s new home will be at a new mixed-use building nearby at 1640 Meeting St. called The Refinery. As part of the move, Ohm said in an email it has to cover engineering studies, applying to the Federal Communications Commission and moving the antenna link and studio.
Ohm Radio has played commercial-free at 96.3 FM since 2015, moving into Workshop in 2018. Weekly shows include local-interest programming hosted by Charleston residents like Divine Dance Party and some syndicated shows like Democracy Now and The Grateful Dead Hour.