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WGTB is a student-run radio station at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The station was originally founded in 1946 by Rev. Francis Layden, SJ. The station became notorious in the late 1960s and 1970s for broadcasting anti-war and left-wing programming across a 60-mile radius, covering the DC Metro area. The programming caused significant friction between the station's staff and the school administration. As a result, Fr. Timothy Healy, SJ, Georgetown's president, donated the 6700-watt signal, broadcasting at 90.1 FM, to the recently-founded University of the District of Columbia in 1979. UDC sold the signal to C-SPAN in 1997 for $25 million. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... The University of the District of Columbia (also known as UDC) is a public university located in Washington, DC. The university was formed in 1977 through the amalgamation of the Federal City College and Washington Technical Institute - which had both been established in 1966 as the result of a study... C-SPAN (the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to airing non-stop coverage of government proceedings and public affairs programming. ...


The student staff managed to keep the station alive, initially broadcasting on AM carrier current, and since 1996 via a "leaky cable" system intended to ensure that the station can only broadcast around the campus and its immediate environs. Since 2001, WGTB content has also been available over the web.


Recorded programming from WGTB, mostly in the 1970's can be heard Wednesdays on internet-radio station, WGAY found at http://www.wgay.fm Fortunately, hundreds of hours of WGTB were recorded by various listeners, several of whom have allowed WGAY to borrow and digitally dub these historical tapes, so that the sound of WGTB will continue to be heard. WGAY was a radio station that broadcast in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on 1050 kHz in the mediumwave AM band and 99. ... WGAY was a radio station that broadcast in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on 1050 kHz in the mediumwave AM band and 99. ...


There is also a tribute page on DCRTV found at http://www.dcrtv.org/wgtb.html To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


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