The Atlantic nightclub will be the hosts for WGOT-LP Gainesville’s 9th anniversary show, scheduled to take place on January 21st. Long-time supporters of WGOT-LP Gainesville, the staff at The Atlantic had no problem offering their mainstage to the low-power community radio station for the second year in a row.
WGOT-LP FM has huge lineup planned for the birthday show, including local heroes Wester Joseph’s Stereo Vudu, Vowls, TV, and Jazz Bandits. Lynne Lowenthal, interim Managing Director of WGOT-LP FM Gainesville, said the ninth anniversary is also a celebratory event for positive changes taking place with the community public radio station.
“We are in the final planning stages to set up our new antenna, which will give us a larger listener area, as well as moving to a 24/7 broadcast on frequency 100.1 LP-FM in March of this year,” said Lowenthal in a recent interview. “There are so many things to be thankful for, so the celebration at The Atlantic on the 21st is going to be extra meaningful,” Lowenthal added.
Fred Sowder, radio personality for WGOT-LP’s local issues show, Stripped, said The Atlantic has been a real boost to getting the word out about the station. “We also hope the move to a 24/7 format will help showcase our innovative broadcasts with more listeners,” the disc jockey added.
Sowder also said the station is looking for new producers interested in working on their own shows for WGOT. “Moving to 24/7 broadcasting cycle means we are definitely going to need more content,” when asked about opportunities to work with WGOT-LP Gainesville.
Besides nationally syndicated shows like Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, Afropop Worldwide, and Woodsongs Radio, WGOT also features other local DJs such as Victor Perez, who produces Sábado Musical, a Spanish-language broadcast of Informativo from Pacifica and Perez’s selection of music each week. In addition there is Chris Lake, who broadcasts the Cramela Mix Tape electronic music show twice a week.
Please click here to view the current WGOT-LP FM Gainesville schedule.
Please click here to go to the Facebook event page for WGOT’s 9th Birthday Celebration @The Atlantic!
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