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“We created Savannah Soundings to bring local, community radio to Savannah. Our dream was to provide voice and visibility to the many outstanding local organizations, events, projects and people that aren’t covered by commercial radio” We received the first new permit to build a local Savannah station in over 15 years!
Savannah Soundings will broadcast as: WRUU-lp, Savannah Soundings on 107.5 fm.
A Project of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah
“This is truly a labor of love, of thousands of hours of volunteers time, knowledge, talent, and generosity of heart who believe in community radio.”
June 2013. Article on Connect Savannah. “When the Federal Communications Commission announced last week that the airwaves are open, the people were listening. Thanks to the Local Community Radio Act of 2010, groups around the country have the opportunity to create their own low-power FM community radio stations for the first time in over a decade. Qualified non-profits, educational institutions and Native American tribes are eligible, and thousands are expected to fill the FCC inbox with applications, due October 29, 2013.”
Early Summer 2013.Conversation began. Planning/ Team/ Judging new program competition.
July 2013. Survey sent out to community
Dec 2013. Savannah Soundings now has a FCC permit and 5 teams up and running with over 60 volunteers working to get us on air. We’ve got a great space in which to build our studio, and we’ve got a fabulous engineer who to help us bring community radio to Savannah.All we need now is the equipment.
May 2014. The grant’s been approved. The I-team is kickin’ it hard. The P-team is doing auditions, The G-team is recruiting potential CAB and ETF members. Man, this is one hot project!
August 24th, 2014. Let the conversations begin!
June 2015. WellFed article Check out the FABULOUS WRUU – Savanna Soundings coverage in this month’s “Well Fed.” Thank you Joanne, Rene, Wendy, Coco and the whole gang at Well Fed. You totally ROCK!!!
July 2015. Bakers dozen of blues – Kudos to Chef Jimi and Leslie Joseph for the major WRUU shout out on the Blues411 website! Whoo-hoo, way to go. Chef Jimi said his calls to distributors have discs coming in SO they’ve upped the ante on the CD giveaway! To that cause we are offering 10 CD’s to the first 10 folks to pledge $107.50 to the station. After months of planning, got new webmaster and upgraded Website.
September 7th. 2015. Savannah Soundings is still rounding up a few more good-hearted volunteers and finalizing programming While Mitch and Lyza check out the equipment all of which constitutes the hearty do-do list before the station will launch its online broadcast in late September, 2015
September 20th, 2015.After almost 3 years and the hard work of volunteers that shared the vision and excitement of seeing their efforts turn into a reality. There was a gathering of the community, a dedication and a telethon.
Wruu-lp 107.5 fm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
We received the first new permit to build a local Savannah station in over 15 years! Savannah Soundings will broadcast as: WRUU-lp, Savannah Soundings on 107.5 fm
Jan 2016 We started streaming through StreamLicensing online. We still needed to get the tower and equipment to broadcast on the air at 107.5 fm, we had many fundraising events to reach our goal.
April 2017, With the Tower up and running we started broadcasting on 107.5 fm to the Metropolitan area of Savannah!
April 2017, upgraded our website and streaming service through creek systems to be better integrated for our listeners. From now on you can hear WRUU live from our website. Stream licensing will discontinue on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at noon.”
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