By Fred Sowder, WGOT board member
Nearly a year and a half after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted a request for WGOT-LP, the Civic Media Center’s radio project, to move up the dial to its own frequency, plans have been coming together for a physical broadcast studio space. WGOT is partnering with Sweetwater Organic Coffee for this studio space. Board member Dave Drobach adds, “We are excited to have a physical studio and expand to a 24-hour LP-FM signal!”
Although the FCC has granted us our own frequency, the location of the tower (near I-75 and NW 39th Avenue) and power (100 watts) will not be changing because of current definitions of low power FM (LPFM) radio.
The June 2015 issue of the Gainesville Iguana is now available online, and it’s got lots of good stuff (Bernie Sanders, an oral history interview with David Barsamian, a Florida Legislative update from FL NOW, a Sleep Creek Lands/Adena Springs report, and more!). You can also pick the issue up at any of our distribution spots, which you can find here.
Posted in Articles, June 2015
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by Markus Alexander
As WGOT prepares to move from 94.7 to 100.1, the station is adding new shows and board members. Since GROW Radio is changing its operation to a podcast-only format, some GROW DJs are making the jump to WGOT.
Joining WGOT is Cramela Mix Show, hosted by Chris Lake, bringing the latest in electronic music ranging from techno to downtempo in a two-hour mix show. Catch a new episode each Monday at 2pm. Also on Mondays is Malum, hosted by Derek Wohlust, broadcasting a new show at 8pm.
The Joe & Craig Music Show checks in on Tuesdays at 8pm with a variety of music from the 1950s through the ’80s along with interesting commentary sprinkled in. Joe & Craig bring a large following, with listeners checking in from all over the globe.
by Fred Sowder
It’s now been 7 years since WGOT-LP first signed on the air on 94.7FM, providing a grassroots broadcasting voice for the Civic Media Center and the entire Gainesville community. We recently celebrated this milestone with a fundraiser and celebration at The Atlantic thanks to the help of fine local musical acts D.P., The Bill Perry Orchestra, Letters, and Ceramicats.
2015 promises to be a busy and exciting year for WGOT, with immediate goals of getting a permanent studio location and equipment to enable broadcasting 24/7 on 100.1FM, a change the FCC has already granted.
This is where YOU come in. WGOT cannot make these huge milestones happen without your help. Please consider donating time or funds to help WGOT become an even bigger progressive voice in our community.