New York Catskills’ and Capital Region’s Award Winning Independent Community Radio Station

Featuring Today’s Hits & Yesterday’s Favorites

Welcome to WRIP!

Independently Owned – Locally Operated

Stretching from the Catskills all the way to New York's Capital Region, RIP 97.9 is located in the heart of Ski Country and is the radio voice of the Mountaintop and Valley. Broadcasting 24/7 with the equivalent of 6,000 Watts of power from our main tower at the top of Windham Mountain Resort and signal booster on Hunter Mountain, we are the only radio station covering the entire region between the Hudson Valley and Oneonta. | Learn More |

WRIP is available on

  • 97.9 in Windham and Hunter
  • 97.5 in Durham and Greenville
  • 103.7 in Catskill and Hudson
  • 104.5 in Stamford and Delaware County

Into The Night with Ed Kostek

(MON, 9-Mid Tue, Wed & Thurs)

FoundCuts with Dave Newfell (WED 7-9PM)

With the under-played and never-played hits of the 80's and beyond.

Local Licks with Sonny Rock (TUE 6-9PM)

Local artists from the Mountaintop & Hudson Valley, plus live in-studio performances, interviews and surprise guests!

Your 90's Rewind with MG Kelly (THU 7-9PM)

A two-hour music intensive rewind to the 1990's!

New Signal! - Catskill & Hudson area listeners can now hear Rip 97.9 on 103.7 FM

A Few Words About WRIP

Founded in August 1999 by Chairman Dennis Jackson, and by Guy Patrick Garraghan, a native son of Windham, New York, WRIP grew and flourished under Garraghan's guidance for eleven years. His untimely passing in November 2010 left a void in the Mountaintop community. Guy will always be fondly remembered by those who knew him - and missed by the thousands who awoke to his voice every morning.

Under the continued leadership of Jay Fink, President and General Manager and a fourteen year station veteran, WRIP tapped the talents of another broadcaster - long recognized for his community leadership and integrity - from our sister station, WQQQ in northwest Connecticut. Joe Loverro joined WRIP as Morning Show host and Operations Manager in May 2011. As we enter our seventeenth year of broadcasting, WRIP pledges unwavering community involvement, thanks to the continued support of our many fans and successful advertisers.

Independently Owned - Locally Operated - RIP 97.9