WGCC-FM

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WGCC-FM
WGCC logo.png
City of license Batavia, New York
Broadcast area Buffalo
Branding The Music FM
Slogan The Station With the Best Music
Frequency 90.7 MHz
Format Album Oriented Rock
ERP 880 watts
HAAT 50.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 23603
Transmitter coordinates 43°1′3″N 78°8′18″W / 43.01750°N 78.13833°W / 43.01750; -78.13833Coordinates: 43°1′3″N 78°8′18″W / 43.01750°N 78.13833°W / 43.01750; -78.13833
Callsign meaning W G(enesee) C(ommunity) C(ollege)
Owner Genesee Community College
Webcast listen live
Website wgcc-fm.com

WGCC-FM (90.7 FM) is an American college radio station broadcasting an Album Oriented Rock format.[1] The station is currently owned by Genesee Community College[2] and is located on the third floor of the Batavia Campus of Genesee Community College and is ran primarily by students who work there.

WGCC hosted a concert called Rockfest. Local bands to the Rochester/Buffalo area such as Down To Earth Approach and New Skin have played at this concert. In 2000, Disturbed was the headlining band for Rockfest, but do to unfortunate circumstances, they were unable to play, thus canceling that year's show. Another band, who was a hopeful for Rockfest 2006 was Kittie, but due to a previously scheduled touring event, they were scratched from the lineup. As of Fall 2012 Rockfest is no more, and been replaced by Play Eat and Trick or Treat: An indoor trick of treat for children in the surrounding area.[3]

WGCC currently broadcasts with 880 watts Effective Radiated Power (ERP), which gives the station an average broadcast radius of 25 miles. Its antenna has a Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) of 50 meters. The FCC regulations for ERP and HAAT are listed under Title 47, Part 73 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

WGCC History[edit]

On November 13, 1985, the radio station first became licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) thanks to the station's founding father, Chuck Platt. The station is currently advised by GCC faculty member, and Buffalo radio personality, Val Townsend (Pawlowski). It started out as a mixed format radio station, which included some local bands, along with current favorites like Michael Jackson and The Moody Blues, as well as some classic favorites like The Beatles. At one point, WGCC played some Rap, but the genre was placed out of rotation due to the demographics of the area at the time. Presently, the station's demographic range covers many genres, as students are allowed to play whatever type of music they choose.

WGCC Rockfest[edit]

  • 1986:WGCC 1st Anniversary Celebration

-Loosely Tight -Trolls -Reporter

  • 2000:Monsters of Mock

-Battery -People of the Sun -Grafix 420 -Nic-Fit

  • 2007:Benefit for Wilmot Cancer Center

-Secret Lives! -Karate High School -Urgency -The Con -Pollock -Broken Frame

  • 2008:Benefit For Salvation Army

-Take The Lead -Amongst the Run -The Gifted Children -Burn Down Broadway -The Reign of Kindo

  • 2009: Benefit for WNY Make a Wish Foundation

-P-Frame -Golden Bar -Pam Swarts -Red October -Non Applicable -Sonny Mayo Band

  • 2010

-MC Chris -Schaffer The Darklord -James Kurdzel

  • 2011: A Benefit for Pubadu

-Bread Without A Mustache -Drew Richter -Wyatt Coin -Keaton -My Friend Jane

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WGCC-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "WGCC Play Eat and Treat or Treat". WGCC Play Eat and Trick or Treat. 

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