WGTE-FM

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WGTE-FM
WGTE Logo.svg
CityToledo, Ohio
Broadcast areaNortheast Ohio
BrandingWGTE FM 91
Frequency91.3 MHz
Repeater(s)WGBE 90.9 FM (Bryan)
WGDE 91.9 FM (Defiance)
WGLE 90.7 FM (Lima)
First air dateWGTE: May 2, 1976
WGBE: 1996
WGDE: March 14, 1999
WGLE: December 2, 1981
FormatClassical/News/Talk
ERPWGTE: 13,500 watts
WGBE: 850 watts
WGDE: 6,000 watts
WGLE: 50,000 watts (horizontal), 46,000 watts (vertical)
HAATWGTE: 289 meters (948 ft)
WGBE: 120 meters (394 ft)
WGDE: 93 meters (305 ft)
WGLE: 128 meters (420 ft)
ClassB
Callsign meaningWGTE: Greater Toledo Education
WGBE: Greater Bryan Education
WGDE: Greater Defiance Education
WGLE: Greater Lima Education
AffiliationsNational Public Radio (NPR)
Public Radio International (PRI)
OwnerPublic Broadcasting Foundation of Northwestern Ohio
Sister stationsWGTE-TV
WebcastListen
WebsiteWGTE.org

WGTE-FM (91.3 MHz) is a public radio station in Toledo, Ohio, and is the radio partner of Channel 30 WGTE-TV, Toledo's PBS network affiliate. It features news, talk, classical music, jazz and folk music. It also airs programs from National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI).

Public Radio FM 91 is simulcast on three other radio stations: WGBE (90.9 FM) in Bryan, Ohio, WGDE (91.9 FM) in Defiance, Ohio and WGLE (90.7 FM) in Lima, Ohio. Several times each year, WGTE-FM does on-air fundraisers to ask for listener support for the radio stations.

History[edit]

On May 2, 1976, WGTE-FM signed on the air.[1] At first, its programming was mostly classical music with six hours of jazz per week and hourly news updates. It also featured NPR's first weekday news program, "All Things Considered." When NPR began "Morning Edition" in 1979, that program was also heard on the weekday schedule. Gradually more news and talk programs from NPR and PRI were added, although unlike most other NPR affiliates, WGTE-FM continues to air a sizable number of classical music programs and some jazz and folk music on weekends.

In 1981, WGLE-FM in Lima became the first simulcast station of WGTE-FM. WGBE-FM in Bryan was added in 1996 and WGDE-FM in Defiance signed on in 1999.

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Coordinates: 41°39′29″N 83°25′55″W / 41.658°N 83.432°W / 41.658; -83.432