District 99 Radio Station Celebrates 50 Years on Air

District 99 Radio Station Celebrates 50 Years on Air

The District 99 Radio Station started as WDGN in 1965 and transitioned to broadcasting in 1968 with the installation of its first antenna.

 

District 99’s WDGC 88.3FM held a 50th Anniversary Open House Celebration to commemorate 50 years of being on the air on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29. In addition to current and former student disc jockeys, Fred Moore, the teacher who founded the station, was in attendance.

 

 

Retired DGN Teacher Fred Moore, who founded the station, attends the Open House hosted by DGN Teacher and current radio manager John Waite; click here for additional photos from the gathering.
 

“We are thrilled that Fred appeared here in person and on the air for our 50th Anniversary Open House Celebration,” says John Waite, North High English Teacher who has managed the station since 1999. “Former DJs from throughout the station's history stopped by to share their experiences and reminisce about their time at the station. We are working on a documentary about the event and the station, and we can’t wait to share it with the community.”

The station started as WDGN in 1965 and transitioned to broadcasting in 1968 with the installation of its first antenna. Today, WDGC 88.3 operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is operated entirely by students.

 

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