by Fred Sowder
Have you heard? “Democracy Now!” with Amy Goodman can now be heard each weekday LIVE at 8am on 100.1FM. It will also air at its 1pm slot, where it has been for over nine years. With the current climate in our nation, the fearless, unflinching journalism that “Democracy Now!” provides is more vital than ever. This could not have happened without the support of our listeners, business owners, and local musicians.
WGOT’s next stage of development will come throughout this month as we begin putting together a broadcast studio in the Civic Media Center. With this, we’ll be able to produce live, local programs as well as carry CMC speeches and performances live. We also plan on resuming our internet streaming as soon as possible.
Yes, this is an exciting time for community radio in Gainesville.
This is also where underwriting sponsorship comes in. If you’re a local business, you can be our studio or tower sponsor for $200 per month (or a co-sponsor with another local business for $100 per month). Underwriting sponsors will receive announcements about the goods and services offered by their businesses several times per week during programs of their choice throughout the day. Contact Michele LeSure at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you’ve been a regular listener, you’ve no doubt heard a lot of music from various genres throughout our broadcast day. That’s mainly because we’re in the middle of building up our program schedule to a 24/7 format while keeping much of our eclectic mix of music intact. Gainesville is a college town without a college radio station and part of our mission is to help fill that void. We also offer Spanish programming including news (Informativo Pacifica) and music (Noche Latina, Sabado Musical) and plan to expand that as well.
If you’re interested in helping us further our mission, follow us on Facebook for more details on our meetings and benefit shows, as well as how you can help us meet our goal on our GoFundMe campaign, which we are quickly approaching, thanks to you.
Thanks for all your help and go low!