WSGE

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WSGE
City of license Dallas, North Carolina
Broadcast area Charlotte
Branding WSGE 91.7
Slogan Your Independent Music Source 91.7
Frequency 91.7 MHz
First air date October 1980
Format Album Adult Alternative
Power 7,500 Watts
Class C2
Transmitter coordinates 35°24′26″N 81°07′48″W / 35.40722°N 81.13000°W / 35.40722; -81.13000
Affiliations NPR
Owner Gaston College
(Gaston College)
Webcast Live Stream
Website www.wsge.org

WSGE operates at 91.7 FM and is a non-commercial, public radio station owned and managed by Gaston College, in Dallas, North Carolina. The station's studio is located in the Craig Arts & Sciences building. Its signal covers 26 North and South Carolina counties with a population of 1.3 million residents.

History[edit]

WSGE signed on the air in October 1980 with an effective radiated power of 3,000 watts. In January 2005, the college approved a lease with Clear Channel Communications for space on their nearby tall tower. The transmitting antenna is now at a height of 806 feet versus the previous just under 200 feet height on the former tower. With approval from the Federal Communications Commission, on June 27, 2005, the station increased its power to 6,000 watts.[1] On September 26, 2006, the FCC granted permission to WSGE to increase its power again to 7,500 watts.

Programming[edit]

WSGE identifies itself as "Your Independent Music Source 91.7." A large portion of its music programming consists of Adult Album Alternative [AAA] formatted music with special emphasis on local, independent musicians and live in-studio performances. Other programing reflects a diversity of styles represented on various "theme" programs. Beach music is played on Friday evenings and Saturday daytime and Sunday afternoon . Blues programming is on Monday through Thursday nights from 7 to 10 pm. Sunday's programming consists of gospel music in the morning, The Roundtable public affairs program at noon, and more beach at 1 pm..

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