WGCU 90.1

WGCU 90.1 is a national public radio that is serving the boundaries of Southwest Florida. The channel also describes this in its slogan “NPR for Southwest Florida.” WGCU is a campus radio owned by Florida Gulf Coast University, which also co-own its sibling broadcaster WGCU-TV. The station is domestically accessible on 90.1 MHz frequency. Additionally, the broadcaster also serves the public of Marco Island through its translator WMKO, that airs on 91.7 MHz. Apart from satellite frequency, you can also listen to the station in digital format on HD-1 and HD-2, as well as browse it over the internet.

The journey of the channel started in 1983 when the University of South Florida founded the channel by the name WSFP-FM to rebroadcast satellite signals from its other radio WUSF. Florida Gulf Coast University acquired the broadcaster in 1996, and a year later, on 13th of June 1997, its call letter was switched to WGCU 90.1. The station required 100,000 watts with its transmitter based in southern Charlotte County. Despite this, the station had a weak satellite coverage in various areas of Collier County. That’s why its rebroadcaster was started to operate from 1999.

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The channel has a large audience and positive feedback of its global community, which makes it stand as a C1 class operator. You can also search the broadcaster on social media to get updates.

WGCU 90.1 Programs

BBC World Service Morning Edition BBC Newshour
1A Fresh Air Gulf Coast Live!
Here and Now Weekend Edition Car Talk
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! This American Life Living on Earth

You can visit the official website at wgcu.org.