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WGCU-FM Launches Everglades Radio Network to Cover Alligator Alley 24/7

FORT MYERS, FL - WGCU-FM at Florida Gulf Coast University, the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Transportation and Division of Emergency Management announce the launching of the Everglades Radio Network, the first radio broadcast dedicated to America’s Everglades, 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23 at the FGCU Broadcast Building.

The broadcasts on two FM stations along Alligator Alley will provide educational and informational programming about the restoration of the famed River of Grass, along with emergency information, weather bulletins and travel reports, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary David B. Struhs will be joined by Division of Emergency Management Bureau Chief Eve Rainey and other officials to launch one of the most far-reaching environmental communication ventures in Florida’s history.

FGCU President William C. Merwin welcomed the opportunity to host the Everglades Radio Network at the WGCU public radio station on the FGCU campus.

“The environmental education and informational programming gives the University yet another opportunity to promote and support environmental sustainability, an integral part of the University’s mission.”

For more information, contact WGCU station manager Gene Craven at (239) 590-2505.

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