|First air date||2004|
|HAAT||28 meters (92 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||Coalition of Immokalee Workers|
|Former callsigns||WCTI-LP (2003-2004)|
|Former frequencies||107.9 MHz (2004-2016)|
|Owner||Coalition of Immokalee Workers
(Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, Inc.)
WCIW-LP (107.7 FM, "Radio Conciencia") is an American low-power radio station licensed to serve the community of Immokalee, Florida, USA. The station is operated by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an organization representing farm workers in one of the largest winter vegetable markets in the United States of America. The WCIW-LP broadcast license is held by Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, Inc.
With 100 watts of effective radiated power, WCIW-LP broadcasts a community radio format to an area approximately 15 miles (24 km) in and around Immokalee, bringing music and news to the immigrant farm workers from their homelands, in their own languages. The languages include Spanish, Haitian Creole, and some of the indigenous Indian languages of Central America.
In June 2001, Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, Inc., applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new broadcast radio station. The FCC granted this permit on June 11, 2003, with a scheduled expiration date of December 11, 2004. The new station was assigned call sign "WCTI-LP" on December 2, 2003. The station was assigned new call sign "WCIW-LP" by the FCC on January 12, 2004. After construction and testing were completed, the station was granted its broadcast license on June 7, 2004.
WCIW-LP was the fifth community radio barnraising of the Prometheus Radio Project.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- "Application Search Details (BNPL-20010615ALG)". FCC Media Bureau. June 11, 2003. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- "Application Search Details (BLL-20040112ACY)". FCC Media Bureau. June 7, 2004. Retrieved October 17, 2011.