WGTS

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WGTS
WGTS 919 logo.jpg
City Takoma Park, Maryland
Broadcast area Washington metropolitan area
Frequency 91.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 23,500 watts (analog)
940 watts (digital)[1]
HAAT 186 meters
Class B
Facility ID 12460
Callsign meaning Washington's Gateway To Service
Owner Washington Adventist University
(WGTS/Columbia Union College Broadcasting, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wgts919.com

WGTS (91.9 FM) is a non-commercial, FM radio station licensed to serve Takoma Park, Maryland. The station is owned by Washington Adventist University through licensee WGTS/Columbia Union College Broadcasting, Inc. and broadcasts a Contemporary Christian music format. Its broadcast tower is located near Arlington, Virginia at (38°53′30.0″N 77°07′54.0″W / 38.891667°N 77.131667°W / 38.891667; -77.131667).[2]

Proposed sale[edit]

In July 2007, the station's owner considered selling WGTS to American Public Media (the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio).[3] Several websites were set up to lobby for the Christian format of WGTS, which would be dropped should the station be sold. American Public Media offered US$20–25 million to purchase WGTS. A $10 million initial offer by the WGTS board of directors to keep the station within Washington Adventist University was rejected. On September 20, 2007, the college board voted to halt any current discussions of selling WGTS.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCC 335-FM Digital Notification [WGTS]". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. September 12, 2014. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  2. ^ "FM Query Results for WGTS". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  3. ^ Roland, Kara (July 16, 2007). "WGTS license likely for sale". Washington Times. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  4. ^ Farhi, Paul (September 21, 2007). "Christian College to Keep Radio Station". Washington Post. p. C07. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 

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