|City of license||Fort Myers, Florida|
|Broadcast area||Southwest Florida|
|Frequency||90.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|Repeaters||91.7 WMKO-FM (Marco Island)|
|First air date||1983|
HD2: Xponential Radio
|Former callsigns||WSFP-FM (1983-1996)|
|Owner||Florida Gulf Coast University|
WGCU-FM first signed on in 1983 as WSFP-FM, a station owned by the University of South Florida in Tampa, owners of public broadcasting stations WUSF FM and TV. At the time, Fort Myers / Naples was the only media market in Florida without any public broadcasting stations. WSFP-FM was largely a rebroadcast of WUSF-FM.
The broadcast license was transferred to the new Florida Gulf Coast University in 1996, while the finishing touches were being put on Florida's newest university. WSFP-FM changed its calls to WGCU-FM on June 13, 1997, two months before FGCU opened.
Broadcasting from its transmitter site in southern Charlotte County, WGCU-FM's signal is barely listenable in Naples, though its grade-B signal reaches much of northern Collier County. Soon after FGCU opened, it requested funding for a second station to serve the Naples area. WMKO signed on for the first time in 1999.
- WGCU television
- WGCU Public Media
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WGCU
- Radio-Locator information on WGCU
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WGCU
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WMKO
- Radio-Locator information on WMKO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WMKO
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