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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Birthday!

On November 25th, 1968 WDGC was granted permission to begin broadcasting on 88.3 FM.

We are celebrating a bit early, and for its forty-second birthday, WDGC got a brand new Ipod doc, as seen in the picture above.

Check out our first posts from 2008 to see photos of the original telegram from the FCC.

Tomorrow, on the 24th, WDGC will be handing out cotton candy in the cafeteria during all lunch periods. People who rock can jump to the head of the line! On the 25th, WDGC will celebrate both its birthday and Thanksgiving by bringing you the biggest variety of music--that's a promise!

Tune in and Rock out!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

WDGC: Award Winning Radio!

WDGC DJs Eareen Yambao and Shane Gustafson were honored today at the John Drury High School Radio Awards hosted by North Central College.

Shane was recognized as one of the top five high school sportscasters in the nation, facing competition from as far away as Michigan and Connecticut. Shane had submitted a segment of his broadcast of last year's football game against Glenbard West.

Eareen received the third place award for his public service announcement. The 1:00 psa centered on the problem of distracted driving among teenagers and featured two girls having a contest about who could do the most things while driving. You can listen to the PSA by clicking on it to the right of this post. We will work on uploading Shane's sportscast as well.

Congratulations to Shane and Eareen!

Plans are already underway for next year's entries...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Back in Business! And a Live Show...

We are glad to report that the transmitter has been returned and is fully operational!

Also, Cable 99 will be presenting a new live TV show this Wednesday, November 10, at 5:00pm. Tune in for live music and fun and games!

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Shirt Design Revealed--Place your order SOON

It seems the mysterious man who recently visited the studio was actually the inspiration for our new T-shirt design. For the first time, we are offering the shirt to anyone who is interested.

T-shirts cost $10.00 (plus shipping if necessary)

Hoodies cost $24.00 (plus shipping if necessary)

They come in just about any size and any color.
The front is the picture of Uncle Sam, and the back is the lettering.

Email for more information or to place an order!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rescue and a Visitor

The balloons have been removed from the antenna, and the transmitter has been sent off for repair. Keep listening online!

We also had a visit from a strange character. We told him it was not polite to point, but he just wouldn't stop. We were able to snap this picture before he fled. Jigga Wha?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Transmitter down--Internet STILL ON! New Shirts on the horizon

It seems we've been attacked by mylar baloons--or at least that's one theory. Our transmitter has suffered a meltdown, and it looks like we will need to send it in for repair. The culprit might just be a pair of mylar balloons that somehow wrapped around the antenna and caused a short. Hard to believe, but just possibly true. We'll post pictures soon.

The good news, we will still be broadcasting online at

We hope you will continue to tune in!

We will still be bringing you the football game tomorrow night at 7:30, and you can listen online or on cable channel 16 in Downers Grove.

And, rumor has it your UNCLE might be the subject of our latest WDGC T-shirt. Check back for the big reveal and for ordering information!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Football Game Added--South Homecoming.

This Friday night, North High's sports team will be helping to broadcast South High's homecoming football game vs. Willowbrook. The game starts at 7:30. As usual, you can listen on 88.3 FM, on cable channel 16 in Downers Grove, and on the internet at

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More Football Than Ever Before!

North High Sportscaster extraordinaire Shane Gustafson has already broadcast two games this year, and he has a full slate lined up, including two more South games. Tune in to 88.3 or log on at to catch all of the action!

9/10/10- Vs. Leyden 7:30 pm (South)
9/17/10- Vs. Downers Grove South 7:30 pm (North)
10/1/10- Vs. Proviso West 7:30 pm (North)
10/8/10- Vs. Hinsdale Central 7:30 pm (North)
10/15/10- Vs. Addison Trail 7:30 pm (South)
10/22/10- Vs. OPRF 7:30 pm (North)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

WDGC Front and Center and New Fall Schedule

For the first time that we know of, WDGC is featured on the school's front sign!

This is great timing because our new Fall schedule is starting tonight! Tune in for great music and interesting chatter from our DJs! The roster is full, and the DJs are eager to play the music you love to hear. Make a request at 630.795.8490.

Also, stay tuned for updates about our amazing schedule of sports broadcasts--we are looking to bring you every North AND South game this year.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Up and Running--100%

WDGC 88.3 FM is back on the air! While the repairs to the White Gym roof took longer than expected, we are happy to say that WDGC's anetenna has been returned and is better than ever. We are proud to have one of the few high school radio stations in the country that not only broadcasts 24-hours-per-day but also live-streams 24-hours-per-day.

Stay tuned for our Fall schedule!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy?

At long last, our dream of bringing WDGC into your homes over the internet has become a reality. You can listen in at (no www)! There is also a handy link right on the North High home page. Buttons for the district page and South High page are coming soon.

Our antenna is still down due to repairs on the roof, so our DJ schedule is spotty, but you can still tune in to listen to student-made projects and a great mix of commercial-free music!

We will be updating soon with the long list of names of people we need to thank!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Sound of Silence...And a New Hope...

WDGC will temporarily be off the air as the antenna will be taken down so that the White Gym roofm can be rebuilt. We are anticipating being back on the air in two weeks.

However, there is also good (great) news. Serious work is being done to get WDGC onto the internet. We hope to have this up and running in the next week or so!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More Podcasting!

WDGC is proud to bring you even more podcasts. This time they are PSAs made by Radio II students. Students wrote, directed, produced, and edited the PSAs about distracted driving, focusing in on a very specific audience. We have embedded one of the PSAs to the right, but you can check out more at You can also hear them by tuning in to WDGC--88.3 FM.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

WDGC Now Podcasting --

WDGC is kicking off its podcasting with a bow to poetry month. You can go to to listen to Radio I, Radio II, and English III: AP students reading classic poems. There are currently 42 up, and more are on the way. Stay tuned for more interesting podcasting experiments! For a sneak peak, we have embedded one of the poems to the right.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Is National Poetry Month

WDGC is celebrating National Poetry Month by bringing you a series of poems recorded by Radio I, Radio II, and Junior English students. The poems are on the program log, so tune in to celebrate. More poems will be added as the month goes on.

To paraphrase a famous poem:

I think that I shall never see
A poem as beautiful as a tree?
I mean, no such beauty can there be,
Unless that poem is on WDGC . . . So stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cable 99: Spring-tacular and a Bonus Photo

Last night, Cable 99 hosted its March edition of 99-Now, the Spring-tacular. Guests included Mr. Redig and the Weird Scientists, The Olive Tap, The Athenas, The Imani Steppers, The Latin Dance Club, Indenpendent Recording Artist Patrick Long, Pi-Day Champion Andrew Zahn, Architecture Club, Peer Jury, Elizabeth McKay, and a live band! Below are pictures of the event plus a bonus picture from WDGC's 41st birthday party in the cafeteria. We handed out free cotton candy to all of the lunch periods.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

99 Now Brings You St. Patrick's Day

Cable 99 once again pulled off a terrific live show, this time celebrating St. Patrick's day. The show, which took place on February 24th, featured live music and a cost-comparing-taste-testing food segment. Guests included students from the Intro. to Teaching Course, the Child Development Course, and Orchesis. Tim Bourne was also present to tell us about his recent success in the State Speech Tournament. Maybe the most exciting part of the show, however, was the blistering Bull's Eye Ball match that took place. Not surprisingly, after the students all used a single-hand technique, Mr. Waite stepped it up with his patented two-hand technique--which he pioneered 8 years ago--and dominated the game. Congratulations to the cast and crew on another success!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

December Show a Success

The December edition of 99 Now went off without a hitch. The show featured interviews with Northwind Literary Magazine, Snowball, Alumni Sean McKendrick talking about boot camp, and Alumni Danny Glover talking about his business--Skuddlebutts. We made delicious peanut butter cookies, built snowmen, and learned about science. Nick Goergen and Company played live music, just like they did for last year's December show. You can catch reruns on Cable 99--channel 16 in Downers Grove.