Broadcast on WLMW 90.7 FM New Hampshire Family Radio, our mission is simple: To connect local people, places and things. “News from our own backyard” is our motto.
Led by Manchester native Richard H. Girard, a widely recognized and respected local public figure, Girard at-Large is a unique, award winning program that not only discovers and uncovers what’s happening within the Greater Manchester area, but also gives its audience the opportunity to share what it knows. What could be a better source for “news from our own backyard” than from the people who live in it?
Once, Manchester was home to several truly local and community-oriented news organizations. Now, the available news outlets have shed their local focus in favor of a New Hampshire and or national one. Coverage of Manchester area people, places and things has been left by the wayside. We believe that our unique approach to covering and involving local people, places and things, coupled with our primary focus on local news and events from our own backyard, provides a truly desirable, fun, interesting and effective community media outlet.
The city of Manchester – the hub of our region and state – is our primary concern, as it has lost the most locally focused media in the metropolitan area. In addition to Manchester, we cover people, places and things in the towns of Bedford, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Goffstown, Dunbarton, Weare, Deering, Bow, Pembroke, Allenstown, Deerfield, Hooksett, Auburn, Candia, Raymond, Chester, Derry, Londonderry, Litchfield and Merrimack.
The total population of our target area is nearly 400,000 people as our radio signal covers virtually all of Hillsborough County, eastern Rockingham County and southern Merrimack County, New Hampshire’s most populous and wealthy counties, and includes the cities of Manchester, Nashua and Concord, NH’s three largest, as well as many of its most populous and prosperous towns.
To attract and retain an audience interested in local information, the show features LOCAL news, traffic, weather and sports. In addition, the show offers several segments designed to introduce the audience to the people, places, and things that are right in their own backyard.