Please pardon our static

By Dayna Harpster -

Over the next few weeks, WGCU will be getting stronger. But to do that, we need a little patience from listeners, particularly those in Charlotte, DeSoto and Sarasota counties.

Crews will be working on our main transmission tower in rural Charlotte County. For the safety of the workers who will climb the inside of the 929-foot tower and perform the upgrades, we need to reduce power between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. That’s because at regular power, the signal could physically harm the workers.

During this time, radio reception may be affected. But remember that WGCU-FM programming still can be heard clearly and without interruption online at or on the WGCU mobile app.

The work we are doing on the 36-year-old tower essentially rebuilds it, making it able to withstand the strongest of hurricane winds. Crews also will add a larger antenna, making our coverage area larger and our signal stronger.

We appreciate your patience and support. WGCU relies on your contributions to keep programs on the air and important equipment enhancement possible.

Thank you. 


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