District 207 Receives Equipment Donation from Alumnus for New Radio Studio

Maine Township High School District 207 radio station is getting a new studio as part of a $240 million district-wide construction project – and a man close to the operation is donating equipment for the ‘effort.

Last week, the Park Ridge District School Board officially accepted a gift of radio equipment from Gary Horn, a Maine East High alumnus and chief broadcast engineer at WMTH, which is on the air at 90.5 FM .

Based in Maine East, the station is shared by all three Maine Township campuses, including Maine West in Des Plaines.

Horn, who could not be reached for comment, is donating amplifiers and other audio equipment worth more than $7,000, officials said.

“Gary has been instrumental in the design process for our new facility and is working closely with our faculty, architects and school network specialists to launch what will be a stunning new viewable space for our student broadcasters. “said Ed Eubank, the director of the Maine East Department of Fine Arts.

WMTH is live weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shows are also streamed live online.

In addition to creating traditional radio shows and sharing school and community announcements, participating students produce podcasts and current affairs shows.

The station was launched in 1959. Legendary actor Harrison Ford was one of the first student broadcasters while attending what was then Maine Township High School.

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