WGOT: Back on the air, need volunteers

by Fred Sowder, WGOT Station Coordinator

After a two-month blackout following a catastrophic server failure, WGOT is happy to announce that we’re back on the air at 100.1FM in Gainesville and streaming live at wgot.org. It may be some time before we can recover older shows from our old server if at all, so it’s almost like we’re a new station. Here’s to new beginnings!

We’re having an open house at the Civic Media Center on Saturday, July 9. We’ll have one-hour training sessions at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm, with two trainees allowed in the studio at once to maintain distance. To reserve a spot, email us at info@wgot.org. If you can’t attend at those times, we can work something out. Most of our operations can be done remotely, which makes volunteering as convenient as possible. There’s something for everyone: recording announcements, scheduling, hosting your own show, and more.

If you can’t volunteer, we understand. It seems most of us are busy these days. Please consider helping us financially instead, by searching for WGOT on patreon.com or gofundme.com. As a famous progressive congresswoman recently said, asking for money without an explanation of what it’s being used for seems disingenuous, and we couldn’t agree more. Your support helps pay our utility and licensing bills, which allows us to “keep the lights on” as well as play all the cool music we do. Our Gofundme campaign is designed to beef up our infrastructure and possibly improve our signal by moving our antenna. And, if you have a local business and would like to get the word out about it, ask us how that can be accomplished for as little as $50 per month with an underwriting sponsorship.

It’s a new day at WGOT and we hope you’ll join us. We can only move forward with the help of a new generation of volunteers. Email us for more info anytime. Our address is info@wgot.org. Hope to see you soon!

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