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The Essentials

Call Letters: WGCS
Frequency: 91.1fm
City of License: Goshen
Metro(s): South Bend
Power: 6000 watts @ 292 feet, DA (Class A)
Format: Americana
Address: 1700 S. Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526-4794
Phone: 574.535.7688
Ownership: Goshen College Broadcasting Corp.
Web Presence: http://www.globeradio.org

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Jason Samuel (August 12, 2003 - Current)
Chief Engineer: Paul Housholder
MD: Danielle Kerschhackl
Production Director: Tony Miller
Sports Director: Greg Koop
Classical Music Director: Andrew Histand
Folk Music Director: Nick Gingerich
Mornings: Breakfat Blend (6am - 9am)
Mid-Mornings: Mid-Morning Mix (9am - 11am)
Middays: Midday Mix (11am - 1pm)
Early Afternoons: Afternoon Mix (1pm - 3pm)
Afternoosn: World Cafe (4pm - 6pm)
NightS: "eTown" (Wednesday 11pm - 12am)
Weekends: Acoustic Cafe (Sunday 9pm - 11pm)
Weekends: After Hours! (Sunday 11pm - 12am)
Student Run; Staff Changes Yearly

Former

GM: Jacob Swartzendruber (1958 - 1970; 1971 - 1975)
GM: Roy Umble (1970 - 1971; 1975)
GM: Alfred Albrecht (1976)
GM: Roy Umble (1977 - 1981)
GM: Vernon Schertz (1981 - 1983)
GM: Mark Kelley (1983 - 1985)
GM: Stuart Showalter (1985 - 1988)
GM: Ron Johnson (1988 - 1991)
GM: Kerry Strayer (1991 - 1992)
GM/Chief Engineer: Bill Frisbie (1992 - 1995) (Was a student station manager)
GM/PD: Jon Kauffmann-Kennel (1995 - 2003)
Station Manager: Fancheon Emmert (1958 - 1959)
Station Manager: Dale Sloat (1959 - 1960)
Station Manager: Irene Yoder (1960 - 1961)
Station Manager: Gerald Kauffman (1960 - 1961)
Station Manager: Bill Davidson (1960 - 1961)
Station Manager: Mary Miller (1961 - 1962)
Station Manager: Bill Davidson (1962 - 1963)
Station Manager: Charles Hostetter (1962 - 1963)
Station Manager: Carolyn Stoltzfus (1963 - 1964)
Station Manager: Clyde Hockman (1964 - 1965)
Station Manager: Charles Kauffman (1965 - 1966)
Station Manager: Ken Eigsti (1966 - 1967)
Station Manager: John Frankenfield (1968)
Station Manager: Leslie Miller (1968)
Station Manager: H. James Kauffman (1968 - 1969)
Station Manager: Randall Snyder (1969 - 1970)
Station Manager: Judy Beechy (1969 - 1970)
Station Manager: Larry Heatwole (1970 - 1973)
Station Manager: Merle Snyder (1973 - 1974)
Station Manager: Jon Kennel (1974 - 1975)
Station Manager: L. Merlin Hoover (1975 - 1976)
Station Manager: David M. Groff (1976 - 1977)
Station Manager: Larry Becker (1977 - 1978)
Station Manager: Barth Hague (1978 - 1979)
Station Manager: Robert Kehr (1979 - 1980)
Station Manager: Bill Frisbie (1980 - 1981)
Station Manager: Molly Murphy (1980 - 1982)
Station Manager: Nelson Geigley (1982 - 1983)
Station Manager: Stan Zehr (1983 - 1984)
Station Manager: Sheldon Beachy (1984 - 1985)
Station Manager: Gary Oyer (1985 - 1986)
Station Manager: Stan Martin (1986 - 1987)
Station Manager: Bruce Hostetler (1987 - 1988)
Station Manager: Marta Brunner (1988 - 1989)
Station Manager: Christy Risser (1989 - 1990)
Station Manager: Joe Manikam (1990 - 1991)
Station Manager: Jason Samuel (1991 - 1992) (Now GM after working at WGCS while a student.)
Station Manager: Angie Richard (1992 - 1993)
Station Manager: Matt Smith (1992 - 1994)
Station Manager: Rachel Lapp (1994 - 1995)
Station Manager: Phil Richard (1995 - 1995)
Station Manager: Andrew Bruinewoud (1995 - 1996)
Station Manager: Abir Sarras (1996 - 1997)
Station Manager: Amy Gingerich (1997 - 1998)
Station Manager: Chrissy Kilmer (1998 - 1999)
Station Manager: Courtney Papa (1999 - 2000)
Station Manager: Josh Byler (2000 - 2001)
Station Manager: Stephan Bontrager (2000 - 2001)
Station Manager: Dikshya Adhikari (2001 - 2002)
Station Manager: Hannah Livengood (2002 - 2003)
Station Manager: Joel Short (2003 - 2004)
Station Manager: Nick Gingerich (2004 - 2005)
Station Manager: Kimberlee Rohrer (2005 - 2006) (Now a producer at WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Ohio)
Station Manager: Josh Gross (2006 - 2007)
Station Manager: J.D. Windhorst (2006 - 2007)
Station Manager: Zach Miller (2007 - 2008)
Station Manager: Abri Houser (2008 - 2009)
Station Manager: Rae Halder (2009 - 2010)
Station Manager: Trisha Handrich (2010 - 2011)
Station Manager: Summer Hasan (2011 - 2012)
Station Manager: Kelsey James (2012 - 2013)
Chief Engineer: Jacob Swartzendruber
Chief Engineer: Glenn Gilbert
Chief Engineer: Curt Holsopple
Classical Music Director: Andrew Clouse
Classical Music Director: Bradley Cullen
MD: H. Brent Weaver
News Director: Julie King
Production Director: Matt Pongracz
Production Director: Hanna Livengood
Production Director: Alburn Binkley
Promotions Director: Kate Wenger
Sports Director: Jason Samuel (Now GM after working at WGCS while a student.)
Mornings: Sadie Kruise
Mornings: Kelsey James (Now morning co-host at WKKG)

Station History

91.1fm signed on October 2, 1958 with classical music programming. On Monday June 21, 2004, WGCS dropped that longtime classical format and reimaged as "The Globe," playing Americana, defined as a blend of folk, bluegrass and rock.


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