LA GRANGE, Ky. — A new radio station just hit the airwaves, but it’s not your typical AM or FM station.
The classic hits that have flooded Oldham County’s airwaves recently are all down to Chris McGill, who knows a bit about broadcasting.
“I started in broadcasting when I was 14. My dad had to take me to my first radio job, I didn’t even know how to drive yet, so I’ve been there for a while. time,” said Chris McGill, owner. of Crossroads La Grange Streaming Radio. “About 30 years in radio and 10 years in television news.”
For nearly eight years, McGill has called the town of La Grange home, so opening the doors to Crossroads La Grange was a no-brainer.
The streaming radio station would be the first of its kind in County Oldham.
“I wanted to bring something to the city that would let people know what’s going on in their own neighborhood and backyard, so that’s the reason behind it all,” McGill said. “I want this to be the place people go to find out what’s going on in La Grange and all of County Oldham.”
McGill hopes to bring locals to the show like the mayor of La Grange, John Black and other shows about the city’s history dating back to the early 1800s.
My favorite part of McGill is being in the heart of La Grange on Main Street.
“The train and the people,” McGill said. “Being able to see everyone and being able to let people know ahead of time when the train is coming. I see it coming, I hear it coming, I’ll let everyone know, so if they’re heading into this direction, they can take appropriate rerouting.
It is a dream that has come true for more than 10 years.
“It’s really close to my heart because it’s been a long time coming and now that it’s finally here I just have a lot of emotion about it and I want to make it something that everyone can be proud and listen and be something we can call our own,” McGill said.
Now he soaks it all up and does what he loves while staying local.
You can listen to Crossroads La Grange Streaming Radio here.