Much has changed on the East End of Long Island in the last 50 years. Our community has progressed in Sag Harbor from largely working class residents in an industrial community into a tony village that has been able to maintain an authentic Main Street and sense of self despite its evolution.
In large part the credit for that belongs to a year round community with a steadfast commitment to Sag Harbor, at its core full of quirky, yet traditional people who speak up when they have concerns, but respect each other and are always there in times of need.
And so it is fitting that our friends at WLNG 92.1 FM call this village home.
Celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend, WLNG has been an intrinsic part of East End life, there for us with breaking government news, storm and weather coverage, at local events and carnivals and even there for us on our birthdays. And then, of course, there are the oldies that keep our radio waves alive with sounds of the past — a reminder of simpler times, but also comforting in its familiarity, much like the radio hosts that populate WLNG’s airwaves and have for many years.
So, on Saturday, we will join many who will be rockin’ to the oldies with WLNG at Southampton High School, celebrating 50 years of reliable radio that has been with us almost as long as we can remember.