The Fond du Lac community radio station, 89.1 WGZS – is on the air and operating seven days a week. We opened our doors and turned on the transmitter Sept 7, 2011. The 50,000 watt station is one of four new to air, Native-owned, radio stations in Minnesota. The other three stations are KOJB in Cass Lake; KBFT, in Nett Lake; KKWE in White Earth.
89.1 WGZS plays a variety of music genres throughout the day as well as programming from Native Voice One, such as the award winning, national call-in radio program, Native America Calling and Associated Press Radio News. On Sunday mornings, the station offers a line-up of diverse programs such as: Access Minnesota, American Indian Living, Peace Talks Radio, Voices From the Circle, and Earth Songs.
The radio station switched to 24/7 broadcast operations as of Oct.1st, 2012. Our long-term goal is to initiate streaming on the World Wide Web. 89.1 WGZS currently streams via the Fond du Lac employee intranet, which allows FDL employees to listen to the station while at work.
89.1 WGZS is staffed full time by Station Operations Manager, Dan Huculak., an enrolled member of, and former newspaper editor for the Fond du Lac Band. Huculak’s career in broadcasting began in the 1980s when he did everything from operating video cameras and producing cable television programs to announcing youth and high school football games in Michigan. He also worked at WKLK on a part-time basis.
WGZS is now accepting requests to air local public service announcements. If you have a community-based, not for profit event that you need announced (MS word documents are preferred); please send by email to WGZS@fdlrez.com. Required information includes the name of the event, purpose, when and where the event will be taking place, and your contact information for questions. We appreciate two weeks’ notice when producing public service announcements.
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