WRGU-LP is a low power community radio station broadcasting from downtown Germantown at 92.9 FM.
WRGU-LP is a licensee of Germantown United CDC, a non profit community development corporation serving Northwest Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood.
The studio is located on Maplewood Mall in Germantown, and broadcasts can be programmed and scheduled remotely over the Internet.
How to Listen
Tune in to 92.9 on your FM dial. The broadcast signal will easily reach a significant potion of the entire City of Philadelphia.
To start, WRGU-LP will be reliant solely upon syndicated programming often expressing viewpoints not typically available through mainstream media outlets. A variety of sources make for a lineup of independently produced, weekly, FCC compliant, no cost programs for our initial broadcast cycle.
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We are looking for volunteer staff to help produce content to be aired. Ideally it will have some relationship to the sponsoring organization’s mission. Vox populi (man on the street interviews), programs about neighborhood organizations, and economic and arts activities in the Germantown community are all potential types of content that would fit this description.
Due to our present inability to pay for music licensing, we can consider musical performances only if they are of music that is in the public domain. Typically, this would include original compositions and classical music, also spoken word material would be welcome.
We would be eager to discuss opportunities with any community members residing within the broadcast area who may be interested in pursuing contributing programming material to WRGU-LPFM.
Upon submission, all materials will be considered as authorized for broadcast free of charge on 92.9 FM in Germantown with all ownership rights retained by the program creator.
Germantown United’s Approach to Community Radio
As a project of Germantown United CDC, WRGU will disseminate information and actualize civic mobilization in support of the organization’s mission – to promote and facilitate the revitalization of Germantown and its business corridors through a sustainable, creative, and community driven approach to economic development.
When possible, WGRU will apply the practice of solutions journalism, a coverage of responses to social problems rather than just the problems themselves. This methodology finds an issue that has been solved multiple times and addresses methods that produce the best results, highlighting the success and failures of a city, community, or person’s solution so others can learn from their accomplishments and mistakes.
Recognizing Germantown Avenue’s status as both a National Historic District it will be our mandate to empower the Germantown and surrounding community by:
- Encouraging people to generate innovative programs reflecting their own issues, music and culture.
- Promoting understanding and full respect of all people, regardless of ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
- Encouraging news and public affairs programming that not only informs the community of issues but also inspires people to act.
- Providing a channel for music and cultural programming from communities, countries, and genres often missing from mainstream media and the Philadelphia airwaves.
A program proposal process will allow Germantown United CDC to phase in locally produced high quality programming as it becomes available. WRGU is also in discussion with area universities about having students majoring in related degree programs to provide technical production assistance to prospective content providers to help assure that their voices can be heard. Station ID’s and promo spots will incorporate some flavor of Germantown from day one.