WUBA 88.1 Community Radio Launches in High Springs

WUBA 88.1 FM, scheduled to begin regular broadcasting from High Springs by the time this issue of the Iguana reaches your hands, is looking for volunteers, sponsors and donors to build a listener-supported radio station for northern Alachua County.

Launched by members of NUBA (Neighbors United for a Better Alachua), WUBA plans a mix including local news and grassroots musical/cultural shows as well as nationally syndicated programs such as Democracy Now!

Having received a high-power radio license from the Federal Communications Commission, WUBA has set up basic broadcasting capability, but is still fund-raising for equipment to do call-in shows and other features. At present, their signal reaches the city of Alachua and northern/western sections of Gainesville; an Internet channel is planned for outreach beyond the range of the High Springs-based transmitter (Web-savvy volunteers also needed to build the WUBA 881.comsite).

A Facebook page (search for WUBA 88.1) has been started, and a 501(c)(3) organization launched so that financial contributions are tax-deductible.

For more information, go to the WUBA 88.1 Facebook page, call 352-658-1252, or email wubaradiostation@gmail.com.

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