Community radio is a vital local media lifeline in many communities. Gainesville is no exception.
WGOT-LP began broadcasting on 94.7FM in January of 2008 as a broadcast media service of the Civic Media Center and continues to provide a cornucopia of local music, news, and public affairs programming to the Gainesville community. This programming is augmented by regional and national programs via the Pacifica Radio Network.
Now, WGOT-LP stands at a crossroads: we can continue to keep our humble operation in its current configuration as a shared station with two local churches, or expand to our own frequency at 100.1FM. To do this, we need YOUR help, both financial and otherwise.
Finances are the key, with funds to cover our performance rights (royalty) licenses as well as our annual dues to continue our affiliation with the Pacifica Radio Network, which brings you programs like Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.
No donation for YOUR community radio station is too big or too small. By making our goal, we not only will be able to obtain the equipment that will allow us to broadcast from a dedicated spot on the dial from a physical studio space, but also regain our online streaming signal, which we lost last fall because of financial and legal complications.
WGOT is on the cusp of HUGE potential growth. Follow us on Facebook for even further updates. Help be a part of it. Financial help, of course, is needed, but also volunteer dj’s, schedulers and people to help staff events. Just recently we co-sponsored a concert at the Bo Diddley plaza downtown, a new relationship we are very excited about. If you have ideas, go to wgot.org.