WSGE 91.7 FM Kicks-Off Spring 2021 Fund Drive

WSGE 91.7 FM Kicks-Off Spring 2021 Fund Drive 

“Music that Matters,” is this year’s theme for WSGE 91.7 FM, spring fund drive which will focus on playing genres and artists that are not commonly heard on commercial broadcast stations.

According to Station Manager, Cathis Hall, “WSGE listeners rave about the diverse mix of music that is played on the station and truly appreciate our emphasis on supporting Carolina musicians. Throughout 2020, songs were intentionally added to our playlist that were positive, uplifting or increased our consciousness of the Covid-19 pandemic, racial unrest and other issues that we faced in this country,” said Hall.

The award-winning radio station at Gaston College is currently accepting donations for their spring fund drive. The station must raise $60,000 to support operation expenses and equipment upgrades.

WSGE has been recognized as one of the best radio stations in the region when it comes to Carolina Beach music. The station has won the Carolina Beach Music Award as FM Station of the Year six times, in 2011 and each year from 2015 through 2019.

In addition, the station is a proud community partner that supports a variety of activities. Recently, WSGE was the media sponsor for The Scouting for Food Drive held by Scouts of Pack 28, Troop 28, and Troop 1028 to collect canned food and non-perishable items to benefit Dallas Christian Ministries to help families in need.

To support WSGE 91.7, go online to and click on the “Donate Now” button. The spring fund drive will run through May 11.

WSGE is a volunteer-driven station that operates 24 hours a day. It derives its financial support through state funds from its affiliation with Gaston College, listener contributions, and corporate sponsorship and underwriting. Funds raised go toward operating expenses, including the costs associated with being an NPR affiliate.

For more information about WSGE 91.7 FM, contact Cathis Hall at 704-922-6552 or

About WSGE 91.7 FM

The mission of WSGE is to provide distinctive music and informational programming designed to stimulate, educate and entertain. The station’s slogan, “Your Independent Music Source, WSGE 91.7,” reflects the fact that WSGE is unlike commercial stations that are owned by a corporate entity.

WSGE’s eclectic music programming supports local and independent artists and musicians and includes Alternative Country, Folk, Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, and Jazz, in addition to Beach Music. The station also offers original programming like “The R&B House Party,” “The Independent Artist Spotlight,” and “The Roundtable Sunday Edition.” WSGE has been named the “FM Station of the Year” at the Carolina Beach Music Awards in 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

WSGE is a 7,500-watt radio station with a broadcast signal that can be heard in 10 counties. Since it went on the air in 1980, the station’s audience has grown to over 22,000 listeners every week, according to the Nielsen ratings data. Online streaming reaches listeners throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Taiwan, and many other countries.

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