George College and State University’s new public radio station, WRGC-FM, 88.3 on the FM dial, came on the air this week.
Through an agreement with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), the station will air public radio programs to 62,000 listeners in Baldwin, Putnam, Morgan, Jones, Wilkinson and parts of Jasper County.
Broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week, WRGC initially will carry the complete GPB programming package. Gradually, it will add up to 15 hours of local programming, including news items, calendar information, musical entertainment and public affairs shows.
“WRGC will fill a void in middle Georgia,” said operations manager Mike Wooten, an award-winning broadcast journalist with 13 years of radio experience. “This is the first time that many area listeners will have a great signal for GPB and National Public Radio (NPR).”
That's according to a Georgia College news release.