WGWG radio staff

WGWG Timeline

Great Music. Good Times

1909 –KCBS becomes first AM station in nation (San Francisco, Ca.)
1939 –A new frequency is launched as four FM stations hit the airwaves this summer
1948 –
33 1/3 LP Record introduced by Columbia Records – and becomes the new standard
1961 –
WGWG established as a radio club
1974 –WGWG signs on the air at 88.3 FM 5,000 watts offering “Beautiful Music” and The Afternoon Rock Show
1979 –
The Sony Walkman portable cassette player in introduced. Within a few years, cassette tapes become the standard for consumers
1982 –
Sony introduces the first compact disc (CD) player. Billy Joel’s 52nd Street became the first full album released.
1990 –The World Wide Web launches a new revolution
1993 –WGWG transitions to a 50,000 watt FM signal
1993 –World Wide Web expands with the introduction of the Mosaic browser
1993 –First Internet Radio Station was launched
1998 –WGWG.org launches online stream
1999 –WGWG begins offering original local programming with live in-studio music performances, talk shows, movie reviews, high school football and more. Singer/Songwriter Don Conoscenti becomes first musical guest.
2001 –
Apple launches iTunes
2001 –Apple introduces first digital jukebox … the iPod
2001 –Satellite Radio Launches with XM Radio Launches
2004 –WGWG gets remote broadcast van known as “Pete”
2005 –
WGWG.org begins offering limited archives of radio interviews and live In-studio music
2005 –Pandora Music is launched
2007 –Soundcloud audio distribution platform is launched
2009 –WGWG launches presence on social media (Facebook and Twitter)
2011 –WGWG available on the Tune-in Radio App
2011 –“Pete” the Van is retired and “Cheech” is introduced as new WGWG van
2013 –WGWG.org offers enhancements including downloads and on-demand programming available through soundcloud, facebook and twitter.