WGOT begins streaming, seeks local sponsor relationships

By Fred Sowder, WGOT Station Coordinator

It’s been a busy couple of months at your community radio station. WGOT recently had a blast at our most recent benefit concert at Loosey’s Downtown. Thanks to Ricky Kendall, Dolce Kings, VOWLS, Leaning Trees, and members of Captive Eddies for loaning their time and talents to our cause; Danny Hughes for offering up his venue; and to everyone who attended. You put community in community radio every day and are the reason we do what we do. We also express gratitude to all who made our first year in “The Amazing Give” a successful one.

We’ve also moved forward on a leap of faith and have begun streaming worldwide. Visit wgot.org for details or, if you have the TuneIn app on your mobile device, search for WGOT. We’re still ironing out technical details, but for the most part, you can now take us with you to hear our great variety of local and national music and talk programs no matter where you are. We’re still short about $1,000 of our streaming GoFundMe campaign goal, so please consider donating to help put us over the top. We’ve also applied for local grants so we can continue to stream while hoping to hear good news from those efforts. 

In the meantime, if you or someone you know owns a small business, did you know that you or they can get your message across on WGOT’s stream and airwaves for as little as $50 per month? Contact us at underwriting@wgot.org for more details. We’re also in need of volunteers, not only to provide programming with new shows, but also in the areas of scheduling, marketing, PR, graphic design, underwriting, music, and our website. Please email info@wgot.org for more details about any or all of these opportunities.

We’re welcoming two new local programs to our weekly lineup. “My Friend’s Place” broadcasts live from the Civic Media Center studio on Thursdays at or around 4:20pm each week. Chris, who also hosts the Cramela Mix Show, will be featuring guests, some involved in other areas at WGOT, to talk about various issues and play tunes. Florida Underground features Brianna, who will play many genres of music from all corners of the Sunshine State on Thursday at 8pm and Saturdays at 3pm. Like most local programs, these will also replay throughout the week.

WGOT is all about community, so we continue to be heavily involved with all kinds of events. We recently had fun talking with people at the Repurpose Project’s Earth Day celebration, and look forward to future events. As always, stay tuned! D

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